Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has categorically asked a presidential hopeful and publisher of online medium, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowere to jettison his ambition because he is ‘inconsequential’.
In a heated exchange held on Fresh FM, Ibadan, owned by foremost broadcaster and musician, Yinka Ayefele, the Minster told the media mogul to contest Councillorship position first as he lacks requisite experience to rule the country.
Mr Sowore had been in Ibadan in continuation of his campaign efforts.
The interview had barely kicked off when the debate became heated.
It was not long in the verbal brawl that Mr. Shittu had said: “You think the presidency is for people like you? Go and start from being a councillor. I have been a member of the House of Assembly, I was a commissioner twice, I was already a lawyer… you wouldn’t know, you were too small. How old are you? How old are you? This is not a platform for minions like you to come… you think the presidency is something you can just buy in a market place? You are a giant in university politics (and) by the grace of God you will be put to shame.”
In defence, Mr Sowore said he was consequential because Mr Shittu and others came to power by the efforts of young Nigerians like him.