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Peter Obi and the LP protest as Tinubu offers governors new appointment to the opposition

President Bola Tinubu has offered board places to state governors, including those elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP). The LP and its candidate for president in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, have reacted negatively to this offer.

During a meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday night, NGF Chairman Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq reported that Tinubu had requested nominations of qualified individuals to fill the vacancies left by the dissolution last month of the boards and parastatals of Federal Government institutions.

Over 153 government organizations, quasi-government bodies, and state-owned businesses have had their boards of directors disbanded by Tinubu.

It was anticipated that at least 2,000 board seats would need to be filled with fresh nominees.

In a statement, Governor Abdulrazaq expressed the forum’s appreciation to the President for allowing the governors to nominate board members from across the political spectrum.

However, Yunusa Tanko, the chief spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Campaign Council, called it a “gimmick” to bring in the opposing administrations and chieftains.

Tanko emphasized that this action “will not change the fact that Tinubu’s presidency is an illegitimate government.”

We have fought hard against this regime, but APC is using every dirty trick in the book to legitimize it. Until the court issues its verdict and proclamation, we shall do nothing.

But from where we stand, everything we see them do is an attempt to convince the public that their administration is legitimate and worthy of trust. That is the honest truth,” he went on to say.

 

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