August 21, 2019
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Ministerial nominees: Buhari deflects attention from Shiite clash with police

Spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nomination list sent to the Senate for approval.

Ibe accused Buhari of deflecting the attention of the country from the clash between Shi’ite and police with the release of the ministerial list.

He said Buhari used his 43-man ministerial list to deflect the narrative of the ‘avoidable’ death of about 13 persons during a shiites protest against the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

“Buhari releases ministerial list ostensibly to deflect the narrative of the avoidable deaths following the Shiites protest of Monday,” Ibe tweeted.

The protest on Monday, July 22, claimed the life of a deputy police commissioner, Umar Usman, who was in charge of operations at the Federal Territory Police Command, a journalist with Channels Television Precious Owolabi and about 11 Shiites.

 

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