BBOG co-convener warns Garba Shehu against sabotaging Acting President
Following Tuesday’s competeing and contrdictory tweets from media advisers in the Presidency, a co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group Aisha Yesufu has called on the senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu to back off and allow the office of the Acting President to their job.
Aisha’s advise to Shehu followed the confusion within the Presidency on a report by an online media Premium Times.
The media organization had earlier reported that the Acting President was expected to swear in two ministers recently confirmed by the Senate. The scheduled event was announced by the spokesperson to the Acting president Laolu Akande. However, refuting the report, Shehu in a tweet said, the story by the online medium was false.
In a reaction to the controversy, Yesufu called on the president spokesperson to give way for the office of the Acting President to do its job. Yesufu said: “Can someone please tell @GarShehu that his oga is presently not in charge? Allow the Spokespersons to AgP be!”
Meanwhile the Acting President inaugurated two new ministers into the administration’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 26. The ministers – Stephen Ocheni from Kogi and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state – were recently screened by the Nigerian Senate. Ocheni is a replacement for Jame Ocholi, a former minister of state for labour and productivity who died in a car crash along Abuja/ Kaduna Expressway.
Also, Hassan is a replacement for the former minister of environment Amina Mohammed who joined the United Nations as the deputy secretary general. Source: NAIJ.com