The Lagos All Progressives Congress chieftain, Kemi Nelson, insists that she has never lobbied for appointments.
Prominent Lagos All Progressives Congress chieftain, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, has denied lobbying for appointment in the incoming government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The news, which is still trending on social media and the polity, alleged that Nelson, a former Lagos commissioner during the administration of Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sighted alongside other ex-Lagos commissioners, including Senator Musiliu Obanikoro at the Sanwo-Olu’s campaign office in Ikoyi to lobby for appointments.
However, a close aide to Nelson has dispelled the rumour and has urged members of the public to disregard it.
He added that the high society lady cum politician is currently an executive director of a federal parastatal, a ranking member of the ruling party and she is also a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council in Lagos.
He noted that with all these jobs in Kemi’s kitty, she is bigger than lobbying for jobs.
“It is common these days for people to write reports and imagine that certain things must have happened and feed members of the public with half-truth and even blatant lies.
“It is surprising that people could insinuate that someone of the caliber of Kemi Nelson would lobby the incoming government for appointment,” said the source, adding that the report is “laughable.”
The aide stressed further that Nelson is an accomplished politician, who has continued to soar higher in her duty of serving her state and fatherland to the best of her ability.