PDP describes Buhari’s ministerial list as colourless, uninspiring

By Shola Abayomi.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list of nominees as colourless, uninspiring and a complete waste of time.

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, berated the president for assembling a list filled with incompetent individuals who had failed in their previous assignments.

The party stated that such a cabinet list can only be the product of a government which lacks the mandate of the people, hence, cannot fulfill the expectation of Nigerians.

The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list presented to the Senate today as colourless, stagnant, uninspiring and do not convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The party says that to the chagrin and utter disappointment of Nigerians, the list is replete with incompetent individuals who failed in their erstwhile ministerial assignments and left their ministries in a shambles.

“Indeed, such a ministerial list can only come from a leadership that does not have mandate of the people. It is a complete waste of time and cannot fulfill the expectation of Nigerians.

“The list has further shown President Buhari and APC’s insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians and it does not in any way reflect their hope and eagerness for a better Nigeria.

“Furthermore, in recycling failed yesterday’s men for today’s assignment, President Buhari and the APC have left no one in doubt that they have no vision to move our nation out of the economic and security predicaments into which they have plunged us in the last four years.

“A committed and responsive leadership would have widely consulted with Nigerians before compiling a ministerial list, given the current situation in the country.

“If, indeed, President Buhari and the APC mean well for Nigerians and are interested in revamping our critical sectors, they would not have ended up with a list of those who will help conceal the huge corruption in the Buhari administration in the last four years, as well as those who will assist in channeling funds to individuals and groups used by the APC to rig the 2019 presidential election.”

The PDP also queried the absence of youths in the list of nominees, stressing that the country’s economic survival was dependent on Atiku’s retrieval of his “stolen mandate”.

“Strangely, the list has no space for the youths demography, those to whom the future is said to belong.

“The PDP holds that with this development, it is clear that the only way our nation can come out of our present economic and security quandary lies in the retrieval of Atiku Abubakar’s stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal.

“That is the way our citizens will enjoy the benefit of having an array of highly qualified and patriotic Nigerians as ministers to move the nation forward”, the statement concluded.

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