Dino’s Group Slams Jonathan Over Ministerial List, Faults Gusau, Wali, Boni Haruna’s NominationFeatured, Latest News Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
A civil rights organization, Anti-Corruption Network has faulted president Goodluck Jonathan over ministerial nominees saying some of the nominees have questionable character.
As a result, the group has threatened to march on the senate during the nomination confirmation process.
The Executive Secretary of ACN and former member of the House of Representatives, Otunba Dino Melaye in a statement in Abuja called on the Senate to reject any ministerial nominee of questionable character.
His word, “The nomination by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate of people averagely between the ages of 60 and 80 clearly shows that Mr. President is buttressing generational apathy. What hope for Nigerian youths and my own generation? Wali and Gusau can give birth to Jonathan.
“Also the appointment of Bamanga Tukur as Chairman of the NRC when his eldest son is approaching 50 years is to say the least, laughable. I ask again, what hope for young people in this country?”
“We call on the Senate President and the Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reject any ministerial nominee of questionable character, particularly those indicted or facing criminal or corruption charges with any of the anti-graft agencies. Mr. President owes the Nigerian people a lucid explanation why he is nominating corrupt characters as Ministers.
“This romance of corruption by Mr. President juxtaposes the continuous stay in office of the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah despite the N255 million bullet-proof car scandal; Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke; Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Elder Godson Orubebe and many others elucidates why indicted Ministers sin his government are not being punished.
“We will stop at nothing if the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria proceeds in clearing corrupt nominees for Ministerial appointment. We will march on the Senate and embark on aggressive protest to bring sanity into the system.”
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