The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday described the newly inaugurated ministers of President Muhammadu Buhari as recycled foot-travelers, many of whom have failed Nigerians in governance.
In a statement by its spoksesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party, said it was not surprised that the President had “no clear-cut blueprint to rescue the nation from the economic, security and social quagmires which his administration had plunged our nation into in the last four years.”
PDP said by assembling a team made up of persons indicted for corruption and treasury looting, President Buhari had demonstrated that he had nothing to offer to the nation other than condoning and encouraging corruption, as well as perpetuating incompetence, failure and ineffectiveness in governance.
“At a ceremony where Nigerians had expected the forceful articulation of a progressive policy thrust, Mr. President bored the nation with an empty and directionless script that only evoked more despondency in our nation.
“Instead of helping President Buhari to offer hope, his handlers were more interested on photo-ups and refreshments, away from serous business of governance.
“We invite Nigerians to note President Buhari’s contemptible approach to governance and disregard to ministerial portfolios as portrayed in the recent degrading of ministers to clerical aides of Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
“Such demotion of ministers is completely unacceptable, counter-productive and reduces governance to a domestic affair.
“We feels the pains and anguish of Nigerians, who by now would have been enjoying the benefits of the much-desired economic recovery blueprint articulated by the peoples’ candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
“Nigerians will recall that in Atiku’s blueprint, proactive strategic policies and plans were laid out for rapid interventions in critical sectors of our national lives to address the security, economic and social problems caused by the Buhari administration and return our nation to her pride of place.”