The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as “unpardonable and a national embarrassment”, the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, December 29, 2017 appointed up to five dead persons in his list of new board chairmen and members.
The discovery of deceased people in the list dominated conversations about the new appointees in positions that have been vacant for almost three years.
Echoing comments being made already by Nigerians on social media, the PDP said that the “APC administration is completely confused, disorganized and grossly incompetent.”
Signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said “Nigerians can now see the level of recklessness and shoddiness inherent in the management of the nation under the APC.”
“Nigerians can now see why the nation’s economy has been in shambles in the last two years. When we say that this government is completely inept, some Nigerians did not know to which level, but now they do.
“This inability to tidy up a simple issue of list of 209 appointees has completely exposed the extent the APC government is bereft of simple organizational skills to manage a country like Nigeria, which is in dire need of development.
“How on earth can a government that cannot compile a common list handle intricate issues of national planning and budgeting; issues of health, education, aviation, agriculture, infrastructure and management of the huge civil service?
“How can they possibly initiate and successfully implement national and international instruments for national development in today’s competetive world?
“This also explains why nothing has been working under the APC government. Furthermore, the mix up in the list also exposes the corruption in the APC government.
“The fact is that the government of our dear country has been in wrong hands in the last two years and the situation will continue to worsen unless the nation is rescued from them in 2019.
“Finally, we urge Nigerians to disregard the lame excuses by the APC government and hold them responsible for the woes that have befallen our country under their inept and undesirable regime.”