… Describe those opposing Wike’s appointment as ‘’religious and ethnic bigots
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has raised concern over rumors been peddled by certain powerful political forces from Lagos alleged to be President Tinubu loyalist against the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila with the subterranean objective to demarket him before the President.
HURIWA in a press conference addressed by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko alongside key officials, emphasized that allegations swirling around Mr. Gbajabiamila were fraught with implications if proven true since accusations of manipulating government appointments could erode public trust in democracy and national leadership.
HURIWA also criticized religious and ethnic bigots spreading fake news about Mr. Nyesom Wike’s appointment as minister for FCT under President Tinubu’s administration. They claimed that as a Christian from the South, he shouldn’t be entrusted with this task; instead, a Northern Muslim should be appointed.
The right group described those opposing Wike’s \religious affiliations or his ethnicity as ‘’religious and ethnic bigots whose words belong to the dustbins of history.’’
The group also said that the allegations against the Chief of Staff to the President lack concrete evidence and seem driven by personal interests rather than genuine concern for good governance or welfare for Nigerians.
‘’We emphasize that President Tinubu, having recently triumphed in a significant legal battle that spanned over 200 days, now requires the opportunity to focus on governance rather than being embroiled in political infighting and attempts to tarnish the image of key figures responsible for steering the administration.”
”Furthermore, we understand that there are individuals close to President Tinubu, often referred to as “Lagos boys,” who aspire for official government positions. It is vital to acknowledge that not every close associate of a political leader can or should be appointed to government positions. Appointments should be made based on merit, qualifications, and the capacity to contribute to good governance.’’
HURIWA urged all stakeholders to promote unity and discourage divisive tactics that can undermine the nation’s stability.