…Submits CV to villa for appointment as Patience Goodluck Camp Celebrates.
It is becoming clearer by the day that the defeated 2019 All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, is blackmailing Abia State as a tool to curry favour with the federal government. An impeccable source at the presidency confirms that he has submitted his curriculum vitae (CV) to the presidency in preparation for appointment.
The source said his appointment formed part of the reasons the former president, Goodluck Jonathan visited the president as the former first family is personal lobbying for Otti to be engaged.
Recall that Otti’s nomination by former First Lady Patience Jonathan for the position of CBN Governor was rejected while Jonathan was in office.
This development was further confirmed by an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain in Abia State who said the party in the state is aware of the submission of resume by Otti but called on President Buhari to reject any move to offer job to him when members of the party are yet to be rewarded for their efforts during the last election that led to the president getting more than 25% of the votes cast during the presidential election.
In his words “while we were fighting for the president to get 25% in Abia and the south east, some privileged people around the president were busy awarding multi-billion naira NDDC contracts to Alex Otti even while the party in the state was looking for money to win the election. Rewarding Otti with appointment at this time is a recipe for complete disintegration of the party in the state and I want to strongly urge the president to reject the proposal”.
This development we learnt has brought joy to the camp of the former President as a former presidential aide who worked with former First Lady Patience Jonathan informed our reporter that the expected appointment of Otti is good for their camp as it will mark the beginning of cooperation between them and the Presidency.
He dismissed the allegation that Otti is joining APC because of fear of prosecution over unaccounted NDDC funds that were diverted to campaign funds.