Senator Shehu Sani has mocked the former Minister of State for Education and an All Progressive Congress presidential hopeful, Emeka Nwajuiba, for his absence at the party convention.
Punch Metro reports that Nwajuiba was absent at the venue of the party’s presidential primary as seven aspirants stepped down from the race to support the aspirations of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while one other stepped down for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential aspirations.
Sani, who dissed the presidential aspirant on his verified Twitter handle, said, “Minister of State for Education: missing on his wedding day.”
However, the younger brother of the ex-minister, Chinedu Nwajiuba, said the party leadership betrayed his brother, Business Day report.
Chinedu Nwajiuba, who is the immediate vice chancellor of Federal University Ndufu Ebonyi State, said this in a statement.
He opined: “Many friends are calling to find out why my brother, Dr. Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba did not come out to address the APC convention.
“Simple. The understanding from the highest levels prior to his involvement, and considering his role in the founding of the APC, was that of consensus as was with the National Chairmanship a few months ago.
“With that understanding, the Presidential ticket was to come to the South, and the South East,” he said.
According to him, “This has been the hope till the end of the negotiations. He, not wanting to be part of the Dollar and Naira bazaar, is convinced that what Nigeria needs now is no more of the same thing that has kept Nigeria at the low level it has been.
“Our challenges as a country cannot be addressed at the same energy level by which they were created.
“God order our footsteps towards a better life for all Nigerians. God bless you.”