***LP Says Buhari has nothing to offer Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it has noted the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees, as announced by the Senate, adding that there was nothing exciting about the list.
This was contained in a statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Tuesday.
The PDP lamented that despite waiting for months for Buhari’s ministerial list, the nominees did not measure up to their expectations.
The party said 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.
The party 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.”
Similarly, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, on Tuesday, said the ministerial list of President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing new to offer to Nigeria, describing the ministerial team as a group of ‘analogue persons’ who cannot reflect Buhari’s ‘change’ initiative.
Abdulsalam said, “For us in Labour Party, we do not see anything that resembles change as far as the ministerial team is concerned.
“Imagine bringing someone who served in the government of the late Sarduana of Sokoto to serve as minister in 2015.
“Buhari has nothing to offer Nigeria. There is no promise of change at all. All these people are analogue persons who cannot bring about any change under the current dispensation”
According to Abdulsalam, most of the people on the list, particularly the ex-governors, are interestingly under investigation by the anti-graft agencies.
Speaking on the youths who had no share in the ministerial nomination, he said, “It is also very unfortunate that Nigerian youth who make up the greater percentage of our population and who voted for Buhari massively were not given their due share in the ministerial nomination.