We Won’t Assign Portfolios To Thugs, Mistresses, APC Tells PDP

imageThe governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that will not appoint miscreants, thugs and mistresses into ministerial positions as was the case under the Peoples Democratic Party-led government.

APC also faulted the position of the opposition PDP that the portfolios allocated to the newly sworn-in members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet inspired no change, saying the argument was warped and a product of “defeat hangover”.

A statement signed by the national secretary of the party, Malam Mai Mala Buni, and made available to LEADERSHIP Friday yesterday, advised the PDP to face its business and stop running down the APC-led government, saying that the task of rebuilding the country was everybody’s responsibility.

APC also commended President Buhari for his choice of ministers, adding that their smooth clearance by the Senate attested to the leadership skills of the president, who it said had restored Nigeria to the path of greatness.

“The PDP should face its rebranding pursuit instead of running down a performing government. APC is not a party which will assign portfolios to miscreants, thugs and mistresses as was rampant during the misrule period of PDP.

“The task of rebuilding Nigeria is a responsibility of every citizen. Rather than sit on the fence to find faults, the opposition should join hands with the president to re-fix the nation.

“President Buhari has what it takes to lead; he is imbued with vision to redirect Nigeria to prosperity but he needs the cooperation of all citizens and groups. Under five months, President Buhari has saved the country from brinkmanship, plugged loopholes, placed premium on prudence and set a new template for probity and accountability,” Buni said.

The statement further reads: “We are happy that every member of the Federal Executive Council is tested and trusted. The meticulous assigning of portfolios on Wednesday was also a signal to Nigerians that their electoral investment in our great party and President Buhari was not a waste. We endorse all the portfolios, we have absolute faith in the new ministers and we know that the final hour of redemption is here.”

Buni noted that the president’s management of the portfolios had strengthened the nation’s unity, promoted excellence, provided hope for Nigeria’s rebirth and prepared the nation for the future.

He further noted that the ministers’ assumption of duty barely hours after oath-taking underscored the determination of the APC administration to offer quick and qualitative service to the nation.

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