Why Buhari’s Ministerial List Is Not Ready – APC National Chairman

Why Buhari’s Ministerial List Is Not Ready – APC National Chairman

By News Desk | The Trent on June 16, 2015
L-R; APC National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun (2nd left), President Elect General Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo during a function in Abuja in April 2015 (Photo Credit: Sunday Aghaeze)

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun on Monday, June 15, 2015 revealed why President Muhammadu is yet to name the ministers that would make up his cabinet.

Speaking to newsmen at the APC national secretariat, Oyegun revealed that the list was yet to be compiled because there was need for thorough background vetting of candidates.
He posited thus: “There is absolutely no dispute between the party and the president. We agreed that we shall use all manner of people: politicians, technocrats, all manner of people, even if not politicians, who can deliver and who subscribe passionately to the agenda of the president, to move this country forward, irrespective of where the people come from; irrespective of whether the person is a card-carrying member of the party.

“What is important is the qualification of the person and the ability of the person to deliver on the ideas of Mr. President. What we are interested in is the ability of the people to bring up the ideas that will help Mr. President achieve the set objectives and the ability to deliver on what the President wants.

“Secondly, this is an executive function and the President has the right to consult as widely as possible. This means he might pick people within the party and people outside the party.

“It is a prerogative the President should exercise and we cannot question that. We are quite happy about the way he is proceeding”.


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