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Lagos Lawyer Wants Fashola, Amaechi To Bow Out Of Governance

Posted: Sep 17, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

 Backs Falana, Utomi, Odimegwu For Ministerial Jobs

By Ejikeme Omenazu,


A Lagos lawyer, Bar. Nnamdi Anopueme, has said that he does not see anything wrong in the alleged omission of former governors of Lagos and Rivers states, Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi, from the list reportedly forwarded to the Department of State Security (DSS) by President Muhammadu Buhari for ministerial screening.

Anopueme, who spoke to Daily Independent in Lagos, said the duo have always been in government holding various positions over the years, while they just completed their two terms as governors of their states.

It would be recalled that while ex-Gov Amaechi was the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly before becoming the state’s Chief Executive, Fashola was Chief of Staff to former Governor Bola Tinubu, who allegedly single handedly pushed him to the governorship position over and above other senior party chieftains angling for the position.

“They have tried in their states. It is time for them to take a bow and let others be there. They have finished eight years of two terms as governors in their states, he said.

“We have other men and women who should be entrusted to positions of authority. This is irrespective of whatever is attributed to them as contributions to the victory of APC. They are not the only ones who contributed to the APC’s victory there are other people who contributed equally to the emergence of President Buhari as the nation’s president.”

On the reports that eminent lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), Prof. Pat Utomi and Festus Odimegwu made the list of nominees sent to DSS for screening,  Anopueme described it as a welcome development. “I think they are honourable Nigerians who have made marks on different strata of the society where they operate be it legal, business or education.”