"I Know in Advance": Sowore Opens Up on Joining Tinubu's Gov't, Video Emerges

"I Know in Advance": Sowore Opens Up on Joining Tinubu's Gov't, Video Emerges

  • Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist, has played down the possibility of joining the administration of President Bola Tinubu
  • The AAC's two-time presidential candidate said the current administration does not have the space to accommodate the vision his movement has for Nigeria
  • Sowore added that he does not believe that the Tinubu administration has the intention of helping Nigerians out of poverty

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Omoyele Sowore, a two-time presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has said he would turn down President Bola Tinubu if he were called to join the administration.

The activist said this while responding to whether he could join the administration to exercise his patriotism.

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Omoyele Sowore, an activist and two times presidential candidate of the AAC, has said he will turn down any offer to be part of President Bola Tinubu's administratio
Sowore explains why he will turn down Tinubu's invitation to be part of his government Photo Credit: @officialABAT, @YeleSowore
Source: Twitter

Speaking in a Mic On interview, a podcast by Seun Okinbaloye, the journalist maintained that the present Tinubu administration did not have the capacity to accommodate his ideas.

He said:

"We have nothing in common. I know in advance that they don't have the bandwidth to accommodate our ideas. They are very limited in their ability to see what we have seen and how we see the greatness of Nigeria.
"In joining them, you're only fulfilling the time-tested lie that if you can't beat them, you join them. We don't belong in that category at all."

Sowore knocks Tinubu over fuel subsidies removal

He was then asked if he was convinced that because of his patriotism to the Nigerian people, he should come and assist the government in finding a solution to the country's problems. What would be his response? Sowore said he did not believe the Tinubu administration had the intention of helping Nigerians.

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His response read:

"I am not going to help those who are not here to help Nigerians. If they were here to help Nigerians, they would not have plunged them into the multi-dimensional poverty they did the first day they came into power by removing subsidies.
"They wouldn't have done it by floating the naira. You can't do it by awarding a contract that is very hidden and not transparent for N15 trillion to a friend of the president."

See the video of the interview here:

Tinubu appoints Tunji Bello as FCCPC CEO

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Tinubu has appointed Tunji Bello as the new chief executive officer and executive vice-chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).

According to a statement from the presidency, Bello's appointment as chairman of the FCCPC is subject to the Senate's confirmation.

This will be the second time President Tinubu will appoint a former Lagos state commissioner into federal positions.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844