APC Presidential Candidate Asíwájú Tinubu Hails Kemi Badenoch's Appointment

APC Presidential Candidate Asíwájú Tinubu Hails Kemi Badenoch's Appointment

  • Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has congratulated Kemi Badenoch on her appointment
  • Tinubu in a statement described Badenoch's appointment by United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss as a good news
  • The former governor of Lagos state made this disclosure in Abuja through a statement released by his media office

All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated Kemi Badenoch on her appointment by Prime Minister Liz Truss as the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade in the United Kingdom.

Tinubu described the appointment as cheering news "that yet again underscores the globally -acknowledged fact of the endless potential of every Nigerian when afforded opportunities to thrive."

In a statement by his media office on Friday, September 9, in Abuja, the APC presidential candidate said "Badenoch's meteoric rise to party leadership contender and, now, senior cabinet member attests to her resilience and talent.

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APC, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kemi Badenoch, Prime Minister Liz Truss, United Kingdom
Bola Tinubu hails Kemi Badenoch's appointment as the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: Tinubu Media Office
Source: Facebook

He was quoted as saying:

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"The elevation, after a rousing leadership campaign during which she showcased her eloquence and other personal qualities, is very well deserved.
"I have no doubt that she will prove her mettle in the new role, and continue to serve as a glowing example of what this country stands to benefit if we continue our commitment to building and leveraging young talent.
"I congratulate Badenoch and her family and wish her the very best as she sets about implementing the trade policies of the new UK leadership."

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development. Most Nigerians however urged the leaders to learn from the development and allow the youths to also be part of the decision-making process of the country.

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Emeka Prince Joseph stated

"At least you have acknowledged that it's now the era of young people.
"So go and rest grandpa!

Samuel Damilola Oladepô said

"This is good shebi Na tinubu talk am."

Joel Godson asserted

"Since 2015 nobody don hear from this man but now that election is at the corner he has started congratulating everybody he think he will deceive us this time otoro gbabue gi."

Comedian ocean wise said

"That doesn't change the fact that obi is our next president."

3E Comedy Room noted

"That’s how we’re going to congratulate Peter Obi after the 2023 Presidential elections ."

Emeka Ejim stated

"The Prime Minister is just 49 years old n see her in coming Excos..And we have Old men trying to ride on us for another decade..God forbid baddest thing.."

Obafemi Akodu queried

"I hope she's not part of the people made by Tinubu."

Prince Obinna Egwoh said

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"She's young and vibrant but Tinubu at the age 85 still want to rule Nigeria?
"Anyway Peter Obi is our President come 2023."

Jenifer Agbebaku urged

"So u can cheer her up, Abi.. oya oga tell ur fellow old men to allow eligible and promising youth to lead us, too."

Jubilation as New British Prime Minister appoints Nigerian into cabinet

The new prime minister of the United Kingdom, Lizz Truss, on Tuesday, September 6, appointed Kemi Badenoch into her cabinet.

Badenoch who also contested the position of UK prime minister surprised many by reaching the last four in the contest.

Appointed as Truss' international trade secretary, Badenoch who was a former minister in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Equalities Minister did not endorse any of her rivals in the race.

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The resignation of Boris Johnson after several of his minister stepped down from their jobs while citing loss of confidence in the British prime minister has left his seat vacant.

Among those jostling for Johnson's seat include Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch and seven other candidates who have been cleared in the first hurdle of the race.

Kemi scaled the first hurdle of the selection process alongside the British Attorney General, Suella Braverman and 6 others.

Source: Legit.ng

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