Ministerial Screening: Senator Elisha Abbo Reveals How Aregbesola Treated in 2012

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The senator representing Adamawa north senatorial district, Elisha Abbo, on Monday, July 29, narrated how Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave him his one-month salary to contest for chairmanship election in his hometown in 2012.

According to Abbo, Aregbesola gave him his (Aregbesola) monthly salary to run for the position.

Speaking on Monday, July 29, during the screening of ministerial nominees at the Senate, Abbo said Aregbesola showed him kindness seven years back and providence has now made it possible for him to be among those screening the nominee.

Senator Abbo, while describing Aregbesola as a kind, detribalised and honest Nigerian, said he would plead with President Muhammadu Buhari to give the former governor a very big ministry.

The lawmaker said, “I want to join my colleagues from Osun and the entire south-west to extol the virtue of this great Nigerian.

“I remember in 2012 when I contested for the chairmanship of my local government as a very tiny young man; I visited you in GRA, Ikeja in your house.

“I never knew you and you asked me to come in and I explained my problems and you told me to come to the government house and meet you.

“When I got there, I thought I would stay there for three days without seeing you. I filled a form, you saw my name and ushered me into your office upstairs and you gave me the whole of your salary that month to go to Adamawa and contest election.

“Today, to the grace of God, I am one of the people confirming your nomination. I want to enjoin my colleagues to please allow this detrabilised, honest Nigerian to take a bow and go and also ask of Mr President of Nigeria to give you a very big ministry. God bless you, sir.”


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