Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has described the open declaration of the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, for the political aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a disappointment.
It will be recalled that the said serving Minister had publicly declared support for Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s Presidency ahead of 2019 Presidential Poll, ruling out President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid in 2019 on the platform of any political party whatsoever.
Speaking to news men in Abeokuta on Saturday, Governor Amosun, saluted the Minister’s courage for making her position and loyalty clearly known ahead of the Nigeria Presidential Election, but said, “though she is entitled to her own opinion at any point in time, she should have just resigned her appointment because her loyalty cannot be in two places.
“Her falling short of resigning, takes everything away from what she said and it is clear that she will no longer be contributing to the development of the present administration.”
While speaking on whether or not the President would run for 2019 Presidential election, the governor said “the only thing that can prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting is if his health cannot take it.”
He added, “If not for this present administration, only God knows where Nigeria would have been. When the government came on board, it was like jumping into the pool at the deep end.”
He however scored the Federal Government high in its fight against insurgency, insecurity, corruption as well as efforts at economic recovery through serious diversification drive.
RAZAQ AYINLA, Abeokuta