Former Nigeria’s Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has asked former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, to stop being what he called “jaded aproko pettiness.”
Reacting to Ezekwesili statement in which she called him a liar for saying that he was the head of the Economic Management Team (EMT) of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Atiku, via his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said in a Tweet: “Dear @obyezeks, I know it’s political season and people resort to all sorts of antics in support of their preferred candidates. But some things should be considered too low.
“In trying – and failing – to weaken his standing in public, let us not resort to this sort of jaded ‘aproko’ pettiness.
Ezekwesili had earlier reacted to Atiku’s claim of being the head of Obasanjo’s Economic Management Team, asking him to stop his social media handlers from misleading the public, describing such claim as a lie.
Atiku had earlier boasted about playing a major role in designing a private sector revival strategy and opening the economy for private sector investments in several sectors.
Atiku made the claims while addressing business stakeholders at an event organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), held in Lagos yesterday, January 16.
He had said: “as head of the economic management team while I was Vice President, I was instrumental in designing a private sector revival strategy and advocated for the opening of the economy for private sector investments in several sectors. And we made tremendous progress.”