Former female presidential aspirant demands ministerial appointment from Tinubu

A former Presidential aspirant, under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Ibinabo Dokubo, has requested that she should be a Minister in the cabinet of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who is expected to take over governance from May 29, 2023.

Penpushing reports that Dokubo made the call at a press conference held on Thursday at Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, stressing that she is qualified to be a Minister and has something to bring to the table, coupled with her experience while running for President

“I don’t only deserve to be a minister. I am qualified to be a minister as a youth and as a leader in the Rivers State APC. I have the capacity. I have something that I can bring to the table. I had so many plans while I was running for president. I deserve to be a minister’, she boasted.

The first female presidential aspirant declared that the appointment would serve as compensation for her withdrawal from the presidential race because of Tinubu, emphasisng that she was qualified to be a minister because she had many ideas that would assist the incoming administration in developing the country.

“I am not saying I must become minister, but I must be part of the process. Either I will, or I will nominate. Asiwaju said his government is going to be a youth government. In all categories, I am qualified to be a minister,” she added

Penpushing further reports that Dokubo who is a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State accused the outgoing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, of lobbying the president-elect and the leadership of the All Progressives (APC) for a ministerial position.

‘I can see Nyesom Wike running around Asiwaju and APC. This is a party he once called a cancer party. Does Nyesom Wike want to be a cancer minister. I declared before Asiwaju when he indicated his interest that he wanted to become the president; he stood a better chance of getting the ticket. I am still young, I still have more years ahead of me, so I withdrew my interest.”

Penpushing also reports that she equally condemned the zoning arrangement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the sharing of leadership positions of the 10th National Assembly, noting that the choice of the party for the senate presidency, Godswill Akpabio, is unfit for the position on the ground that he ran a one-man show while he was a minister of the Niger Delta.

“When I got the news, I was not happy. I know the party is supreme, but equity, fairness and justice are more supreme than the party. It is better for them to go and vote. It was not nice. They endorsed Godswill Akpabio for senate president’.

‘He did well as the governor of Akwa Ibom. Akpabio did well as a minority leader. But as a minister of the Niger Delta, Akpabio did not do well. NDDC almost collapsed in the hands of Akpabio. For over two years, it was a one-man show; one man sat on the affairs of NDDC”, Dokubo stated

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