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‘You didn’t head economic mgt team as VP,’ Oby Ezekwesili tackles Atiku

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Oby Ezekwesili, former minister for education, has dismissed as untrue, the claim by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), that he headed the economic management team as vice president between 1999 and 2007.

Atiku had claimed during his presentation at an event organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group in Lagos on Monday, that he was instrumental in designing a private sector revival strategy and advocated for the opening of the economy for private sector investments in several sectors.

The claim was tweeted via his Twitter account, apparently by his social media account handler.

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Responding to the tweet, Ezekwesili said, “Dear former Vice President Atiku, please ask the handlers of your @Twitter account to stop misleading the public. You were never the Head of the Economic Management Team.

‘This absurd Lie does you no good at all. Please ask your Team to stop it.
Happy New Year. Wish you well.✍🏾”

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