Ezekwesili tackles Atiku, says ex-VP didn’t lead economic team
Nigeria’s former minister of education and co-founder of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has criticised the former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, over claims that he led the Economic Management Team during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mrs. Ezekwesili ordered Mr. Abubakar to “stop lying” the people in a series of tweets posted on her official Twitter profile on Tuesday, noting that the PDP presidential front-runner was never in charge of the Economic Management Team when he served as vice president.
From 1999 until 2007, Mr. Abubakar served as Nigeria’s vice president while Mr. Obasanjo was in office. According to the PDP presidential candidate for the general elections of 2023, who made this claim throughout his campaign, a private sector resuscitation strategy that had an effect on the country’s economy at the time was devised. He went on to clarify that he supported allowing private sector investment since it promoted socioeconomic development.
“While I was Vice President, I oversaw the economic management team and played a key role in developing a plan to revive the private sector. I also pushed for the economy to be opened up to private sector investment in a number of industries. And we made great strides,” tweeted Mr. Abubakar.
He said and I quote “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.
In her answer, Mrs. Ezkwesili, however, called the former vice president’s allegations untrue and urged her to quit misleading Nigerians.
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