Alhassan’s open support for Atiku, a disappointment – Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has described the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan’s open support for the political aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a disappointment.

Speaking to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday, Mr. Amosun, while saluting Mrs. Alhassan’s courage, said it was misplaced.

“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,” he added.

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.

“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,” the governor said.

He scored the federal government high in its fight against insurgency, insecurity, corruption as well as “efforts at economic recovery through serious diversification drive.‎”

The federal cabinet member, popularly called Mama Taraba, had during the week stirred the hornets’ nest when she said she would support the bid of the former vice president for the presidency in 2019 even if Mr. Buhari decides to recontest.

Her comments had subsequently drawn flak from two prominent members of her party, the All Progressive Congress, APC: the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and the North-west chairman of the party, Inuwa Abdulkadir, who said she had never been a ‘Buhari supporter.’

The presidency has refused to be drawn into the controversy.


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  • Ken

    This their lies is becoming very irritating. Nigeria would have been better by now. The country was growing. The same NBS they said gave a voodoo economy statistics is the same one they are celebrating today.

    • Factual Bob

      Is it possible to up vote your comments 1,000 times ?

    • abodes_124

      Yes – funny really. in the past if you quoted the statistics from the NBS that showed economic performance under GEJ. LAI and the rest of his gang dismissed it as voodoo statistics. now they announce 0.55% growth in Q2 of 2017 and their announcement is celebrated..

  • Infoezone Infoezone

    This APC is just full of shameless people.

    • Sam

      Nigeria is filled with Shameless people ,even you!!

      • ha ha ha

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Lol

  • Anonymous

    U admire her cus she as a woman has the courage to speak out when men like u are quiet like cowards, she did not value her political ADVANCEMENT, position in government and the glory ivory walls of Aso rock and power more than her political affiliations while a coward and weak politician like Amosun dumps his mentor and godfather Tinubu for BUHARI, when Amosun dumps Tinuhus PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGY for Bharis BHHARISM ideology, that woman has more ballls than Amosun.

    • Dele Awogbeoba

      What advancement do you get as minister of women affairs exactly?

      • Anonymous

        Sir, dont talk like a semi-illiterate, it is a great thing to be a minister of the federal republic, to have access to aso rock and Buhari, to hold a portfolio that comes with monies for the minister to manage dip hands into, and also to hold as an addition to ones political CV. GIVE THE WOMAN SOME CREDIT.

    • Julius

      Tell me how do you work for a business or an Administration that you do not fully support or believe in ? You and I can admire her courage as much as we like but, the right thing to do is resign. Period. By the way, this sort of things happens all over the world but, the difference is they tender their resignation or resign after making their views known or before.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, it is better to be a hypocrite and be clapping and pretending to like ur boss cus of ur job and political gain, power and relevance when u know he may not be reading what he signs or understand.

    • Oxtail_Chambermaid

      @psalm_baba:disqus

      What is a local and rustic Ibikunle Amosu called?

      iIBIKUNLE AMOSU is an inveterate dullard parading certificates which do not have a relationship with his thinking ability. Otherwise, he should have known that it is Buhari’s gross failure on the job that enabled the Minister who forswore endorsing Buhari for a second term in office, to have the courage of her conviction.

      It is obvious that Buhari is a sinking ship whose greed for power propelled him to take a job above his head. Muhamadu Buhari has no understanding, wisdom or knowledge for the job of president. Those who voted him
      into power brought a potent hex on themselves. Nigeria in economic destruction today is complete evidence.

    • abodes_124

      Why is only women who appear to have the ‘balls’ in Nigerian politics. Or remembers how Dora Akunyili put her head above the parapet while her male colleagues in the FEC were quivering in their boots. YEs like the indomitable Aisha before her she is telling us again that this emperor has no clothes.

    • SayNo2Tribalism

      All she has done is self preservation, nothing courageous about it.

      • Anonymous

        If u were in the same shoe, would u have one same? GIVE THE WOMAN SOME CREDIT

  • Otile

    To be frank by declaring her unflinching support for a more intelligent man the Minister did not make any hate speech against dull Buhari. Only God knows why Youbas are ready to stab anybody who does not praise Buhari as they do.

    • Yoruba boy

      They are not the most educated in Nigeria for nothing.

      • Arabakpura

        I thought education identifies with excellence?

  • A.T Awofisayo

    @psalm_baba:disqus

    Muhamadu Buhari has no place in history as a waste of space. All that Buhari
    could be footnoted for is for exposing the rank hypocrisy of Bola Tinubu and his
    AREWA FORUM masters whom he joined in an Islamist alliance to campaign for
    illiteracy as the ideal leadership standard for Nigeria.

    Buhari had also exposed
    Olusegun Obasanjo in that respect. It was Obasanjo who came into the public
    domain to disgrace himself forever as an immature and insincere old man who
    cannot tell the truth on Buhari’s yet unseen Wasc/Gce certificate which Buhari
    swore on oath he has.

    Obasanjo said in public that he himself does not know
    the whereabouts of his own Wasc/Gce certificate, thius implying falsely and naively
    like a quack lawyer with no schooling in logic at all that it is usual to lose credentials
    and not have a police report of any loss and lots worse, become disabled to ask the
    examining body for a back copy or for a declaration in lieu of a Wasc/Gce certificate,
    allegedly lost if an original ever existed.

  • Cassandro2000

    @psalm_baba:disqus

    IT IS THE DUTY OF EVERY EDUCATED NIGERIAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE CONTINUANCE

    OF MUHAMADU BUHARI WHO SHOWED UP TO DESECRATE THE MEANING OF PRESIDENT.

    • Anonymous

      BUHARI IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO THIS COUNTRY CUS HE AND HIS CABAL BUHARIST WANT TO HAVE REPLACED PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGIES WITH BUHARIAM, BUHARISM IS A DEMON IDEOLOGY, BUHARISM IS CENTRISM AND UNITARISM AND ANYONE WHO REFUSES TO RETURN TO THE GREED 1963 CONSTITIUION OR ASEMBLANCE OF IT IS AN ENEMY OF NIGERIA AND THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN, ALL WE HAVE IN ASO ROCK IS NO TRUTH BUT AGENDA, VENDETTA, BIAISE, BIGOTORY.

  • Daniel

    I await how Buhari will criss cross this country to campaign in 2019.

    If Yardua packaging is their plan, they have failed woefully.

    These greedy hangers -on are there telling him to run against his poor performance and ‘tired’ health.

    May he be wise to go back to Daura, if he survives this term.

  • Arabakpura

    A closed support would have been an appointment! Hypocrites!

  • Steve

    It is clear that the administration of Buhari has made it increasingly possible for these looters to go back to their business as usual style of bleeding the resources of Nigeria. Hence the cry out for Atiku, who openly endorsed the sharing of Nigeria’s common wealth when he yelled “PDP, share the money” at a party rally. Atiku’s partner in crime Jefferson in the USA is still serving his jail time in which Atiku tried to pay a bribe to the senator for a political gain while he parades around in a lawless country without being held accountable. Why do Nigerians forget too quickly how Atiku has done nothing but enrich himself by channeling juicy oil and gas contracts to his erstwhile moribund chains of company thereby breathing financial life into them till date. As much as Buhari’s government isn’t performing optimally. it will be of grave consequence to even conceive an Atiku presidential campaign talkless of getting into Aso rock. Atiku and his likes needs to go be a president in Kuje or Kirikiri republic.

  • emmanuel

    @pointblanknews
    “The same Elrufai was among those who plotted against Jonathan by tactically supporting Boko Haram and Kidnapping of Chibok girls, the information is out there where he lied that Jonathan wanted to kill him and other top members of APC by raising a false alarm about sniper list. No sane Nigerians will take Elrufai serious because he is an unrepentant addicted liar.
    The same Elrufai who claimed to be loyal to president is sponsoring some bloggers and his errand boys in the media to keep attacking and defaming Buhari, at least Nigerians and our party can see his deliberate action to blackmail the President when he released his memo to the media which was supposed to be a confidential memo to the President in his bid to tarnish and embarrass Baba Buhari.
    I am not a coward, Buhari is my President and one of the fathers of my party APC, if I can’t be real with my choice of Atiku, then it would amount to eye service, I am not that kind of person.”
    This is Buhari, USA and UK report card of shame, deceit and outright fraud with Boko Haram and this is the reason the USA asked everyone not to sell arms to Nigeria because a man objected to anal sex.
    The USA is the current ‘evil axis’ in the world

    • Ibraheem Aruna

      You have raised too many issues to address. Let them keep their guns if it is because Jonathan signed the anti gay/homosexual bill. I do not intend and have never supported everything western anyway. One road had never entered a market place. Get the damned guns from elsewhere.

      • Anonymous

        U guys should not ceceive or distract urselves from the main issue, the main issue is that the north sees power as their only true wealth and tool to maintian the status quo of a unbalanced Nigeria and they do not trust any southerner and a christian to share in that vision even if he is a saint, they want, prefer and trust their own northern son cus the hold of power is very important to north, it is evrything to them, all those years Obasanjo, Jonathan and Osibnajo were there the northerners elites were sick. That is why they don care if Buhari kills them with hunger, he will still maintain northern advantage for their elites and it is better that way than to leave it to a southerner who may not share such idelas.

  • Anonymous

    BUHARIS LOVES IBOS SO MUCH HE COULDNT FIND PLACES AND POSITIONS TO APPOINT THEM INTO, HE KILLED FEDERAL CHARACTER WORSE THAN PAST PRESIDENT, AND PEOPLE KEEP MAKING EXCUSES THAT HIS SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS WILL MAKE UP WHEN EACH SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENT IS WORSE IN FEDERAL CHARACTER THAN THE PREVIOUS, UNA SENTIMENTAL PEOPLE NO GO TALK AGAIN CUS UNA DON RUN OUT OF EXCUSE. I AM NOT IBO, BUT I STAND FOR TRUTH, TRUTH KNOWS NO ETHNICTY OR RELIGION, TRUTH IS TRUTH, THE IBOS ARE GROSSLY MARGINALIZED, AND IF U WILL NOT GIVE THEM EQUAL OPPOERTUNITY THEN LET THEM GO, DONT KEEP THEM TIOED TO A FORCED MARRIAGE CALLED NIGERIA WHERE THERE IS NO JUSTICE, EQUITY AND FAIRNESS FOR ALL ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS AND BE TALKING ABOUT ONE NIGERI, ANYONE WHO SAYS NIGERIA IS ONE EVEN IF HE IS A PASTOR IS A LIAR AND HIS FATHER IS THE DEVIL, UNDER THE AMIABLE LEADERSHIP OF BUHARI, NIGERIA HAS BECOME POLARISED AND DIVIDED MORE THAN EVER, IS IT DEMONS AND GHOSTS OR FORCES THAT ARE DOING IT? OR THE DECISONS, AGENDA, VENDETTA, EVIL PLANS OF AN EVIL GENIUS CALLED BUHARI WHO TAKES WRONG DECISIONS AND POOR CHOICES THAT SUIT IS AGENDA AND NOT TRUTH. SO NOW U IDIOTS WANT TO BUILD NIGERIA ON BUHAIRSM THAT ANOTHER PRESIDENT WILL JUST COME

  • ukoette ibekwe

    The coward and backstabber from God knows where says the woman is courageous but her support is misplaced. You see, Amosun is an example of the typical coward that many people have been talking about. We have them everywhere is the country but it seems some people’s cowardice is exemplary. This is a governor who potentially could aspire to be president yet showing public support for another politician is misplaced. Is this the same man who backstabbed the Igbos is a conversation with the terrorist governor of Borno state?