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Pressure Mounts On Buhari To Withdraw Fashola’s Nomination

Pressure mounts on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw Fashola’s name from the ministerial nomination list.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), on Friday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, from the ministerial nomination list.

Debo Adeniran, the CACOL leader, said in a statement addressed to the president that the immediate past minster of Works, Housing and Power did not perform as expected and failed to fix federal roads between Lagos and Ogun States in the South West region of the country.

“We wish to draw your attention to some vital issues concerning distinguished men and women, that you have assembled to be part of your cabinet with a view of partnering with you, towards realizing your plan for promoting good governance and accountability.

“We believe that competence; integrity, track record and diligence will no doubt determine the realization of your goals, to birth a new Nigeria in accordance with your avowed commitment towards a socio-political environment in Nigeria, and a rejuvenated, economically virile, peaceful and united country in line with the dreams of our founding forebears.

“Against this background, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) hereby urge your Excellency to withdraw the nomination of Mr Raji Fashola whose name, unfortunately, featured prominently amongst those to be reappointed as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Adeniran stated.