Babajide Fadoju, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has cautioned party members against the verbal attacks targeted at one of the ministerial nominees, Bosun Tijani.
Tijani, a Nigerian-British entrepreneur, is the co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub, the leading Pan-African innovation and technology centre in Lagos.
According to insiders, he is likely to be posted to the communications and digital economy ministry.
His nomination irked some APC members due to his past comments on the party and President Bola Tinubu.
Many say he does not deserve the nomination due to his past degrading comments about the Nigerian leader.
But, Fadoju stated that Tinubu is known for engaging even his harsh critics, provided they can do the job.
If we say we trust Asiwaju and his judgement on governing Nigeria, do we think he wouldn’t have vetted his nominees himself? Nominations as high as ministers?
Ogunlewe, Olabode George, Obanikoro, Wike and thousands more have said worse about Nigeria, APC and President Bola Tinubu. To know how Tinubu thinks is to check his relationships with the people I highlighted today.
When Asíwájú said he would run a government of inclusion (the inclusion here is Nigerians with expertise regardless of age, gender, region or partisan leaning), he wasn’t stuttering, neither was he playing.
To see Asíwájú appoint someone that’s a global giant in ICT who supported Peter Obi is to prove that he will pick Nigerian assets regardless of politics.
Fadoju noted that the decision would hurt card-carrying party members but added that it has always been the president’s style.
“He holds no grudge as long as progress is concerned. Primarily, Asiwaju owes us and every other Nigerian good governance, a conducive environment to thrive and a secure place to live.
“I am tempted to share the CV of Bosun but take into cognizance that this guy was one of those who created Nigeria’s Silicon Valley in Yaba, Lagos, where thousands of globally acclaimed startups like BudgIT, Flutterwave, Andela, and TechCabal started from,” he added.