Chief Bisi Akande, former Interim National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as Chairman, Board of Trustees, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Akande, a former Governor of Osun, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday.
He described Ibrahim-Imam, who was a former Presidential Liaison Officer, as the party’s cornerstone hitherto overlooked in appointments.
He said Ibrahim-Imam played a crucial role in the merger of legacy parties, culminating in the birth of APC.
“When Buhari’s government, perhaps inadvertently, gave Ibrahim-Imam no position, Tinubu requested me to talk to Buhari on Ibrahim-Imam’s behalf.
“I refused because I presumed that there must have been a dangerous disconnect between the APC and its government.
“Now that the president has approved a position for Ibrahim-Imam in government, I congratulate President Buhari and I also congratulate Ibrahim-Imam.
“I also sincerely congratulate the APC. I hope that from now on, the party and the government can learn to work in sync.
“Ibrahim-Imam’s appointment shows that the rejected stone has been reserved for the corner of the house,” he said.
Akande said Ibrahim-Imam is the son of Alhaji Ibrahim-Imam, who used to be the Leader of Opposition of the Action Group (AG) in the old Northern House of Assembly.
The former interim chairman said Ibrahim-Imam was in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) during the Babangida era, and later became a Special Adviser to President Obasanjo on Senate Matters.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
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