Mr. Joe Igbokwe, the publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, has been confirmed by the House of Assembly as a commissioner to serve in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet.
Igbokwe who was confirmed yesterday (Monday, August 19, 2019) was nominated for appointment alongside 13 others by Governor Sanwo-Olu in the second batch of nominees transmitted to the lawmakers on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
He was among the 35 nominees confirmed by the House of Assembly yesterday while three others were rejected by the lawmakers.
The APC spokesman had recently sparked controversy while speaking on Channels TV, saying that anyone who criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for non-performance was a liar from the pit of hell.
Igbokwe, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics on Monday, August 12, blamed the nation’s woes on the previous administrations since 1999.
“You (PDP) were there for 16 years and we didn’t see anything. In the midst of plenty, I cannot lay my hands on anything. Support your leader, don’t be a distraction. Anybody who tells you Buhari is not doing well is a liar from the pit of hell given where we are coming from,” he said.
The statement received widespread criticism from the online community.