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You're taking Yar'Adua's health issue personal, Tsav tells Akunyili

Wednesday, March 3 , 2010
Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji (Dr) Abubakar Tsav, has said that the Minister for Information and Communication, Professor Dora Akunyili, has taken the President's health issue personal, noting that she had, by her comments, been fanning embers of discord between both the camps of President Yar'Adua and Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.

The national critic and social commentator, while reacting to Prof. Akunyili's interview published in the Sunday Sun, February 28, 2010, said, 'I am one of many Nigerians who admire and appreciate Prof Dora Akunyili for what she stands for.

'However, within recent times, Prof Akunyili has appeared to be talking too much and she is personalizing the Yar'Adua health issue. She is beating war drums and may soon start the song 'Nzogbu nzogbu' for her supporters to respond with 'Eyinmba enyi!'

'Prof Akunyili is overzealously, trying to create enmity between Yar'Adua and Jonathan's camps regardless of the fact that they belong to the same political party. If by the power of God Yar'Adua recovers and resumes his office, and I pray he does, will Prof Akunyili go to Aso Rock Villa to massage Turai's feet as she allegedly did in the past?

'Rather than plan strategies for next year's general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is divided on the Yar'Adua health issue and Prof Akunyili has personalized the issue and she is talking too much.

'Chief Michael Kaase Aaondoakaa took the same position strictly in defense of the 1999 Constitution but the Acting President said he was too vocal and redeployed Chief Aaondoakaa. What of Prof Dora Akunyili who is sewing seeds of discord and who has made public the Federal Executive Council official secret?' he asked.

While also taking a swipe at the new Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode (SAN), for keeping mum over the rape of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly, Tsav, however, cautioned the Acting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan not to allow himself be carried away by fair-weather friends and political jobbers.