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Ministerial Nominees: PDP, Balarabe, Others Fault Buhari Over Length of Time Used To Assemble the List


By Niyi Adeyi

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Politicians, groups and Nigerians of various interests have started reacting to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s first set of Ministerial Nominees list, which was made public Tuesday at the Senate’s plenary session.

Some of the reactions posit that the nominees were not anything so different, given the long time taken by Mr. President to come up with them, as well as the trailing media hype and speculation that some unknown names would feature in the list.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its comment said there was nothing to be excited about; especially given the time it took the President to come up with it.

PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, in a statement he issued after the announcement by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said: “By a mere look at the list, one can tell that there is nothing to be excited about, especially considering the length of time it took the President to come up with it.

“Looking at the list, it is hard to put a finger on why it should take any serious-minded and focused government, six months after its election to assemble such a regular team.”

“The list and the length of time it took have further confirmed the fact that the APC-led administration is driven by propaganda and deceit, a development that raises doubts on the sincerity of its anti-corruption crusade” Metuh insisted.

Former Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa in his reaction held that he was disappointed about the list.

His position was also hinged on the choice of the nominees and time, arguing that the known names should not have taken President Buhari this long before they were made public.

He, however said he could vouch for only few on the list, mentioning Chief Audu Ogbe as an example of a politician who had distinguished himself in the political office.


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