residential Candidate of the Action Congress (ACN) in the 2011 election, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has gone on the defensive as he explained his decision to accept an appointment with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The decision by Ribadu, who was among candidates who lost the presidential election to President Jonathan last year, to accept the appointed as the chairman of a 21-man Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force sparked heated debates online while his party, the ACN has disowned him.
But the former anti corruption chief said in a statement that “This therefore is a national call. In answering it, I go back to the template of my own parents who taught me that honest public service is the greatest asset a person can offer his community. It was the same lesson I learnt from his biographical example when my own father returned home as a federal legislator in Lagos to take job as a local council official in Yola—its all about the community, and it is sometimes bigger than our personal egos.”