Buhari Submits Ministerial List, PDP Dismisses It As Uninspiring, Waste of Time

By Suleiman Adamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the list of ministerial nominees to Senate for confirmation with the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) describing it as colourless, stagnant, uninspiring and do not convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance.

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan

There are 43 nominees by the President.

On the list announced by Senate President Ahmed Lawan is former ministers Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Ogbonnaya Onu.

Also on the list are former Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, George Akume of Benue and Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State.

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom, also made the list.

See below the full list of the nominees

1.Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah

2. Mohammed Musa Bello

3. Godswill Akpabio

4. Chris Ngige

5. Sharon Ikeazor

6.Adamu Adamu

7.Ambassador Maryam Katagun

8. Timipre Sylva

9.George Akume

10.Mustapha Baba Shehuri

11. Goddy Jedy Agba

12.Festus Keyamo

13. Ogbonnaya Onu

14. Osagie Ehanire

15.Clement Ike

16. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo

17. Geoffrey Onyeama

18. Ali Isa Pantami

19. Emeka Nwajiuba

20. Suleiman Adamu

21. Zainab Ahmed

22.Muhammad Mahmood

23.Sabo Nanono

24.Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi

25.Hadi Sirika (Katsina)

26.Abubakar Malami

27.Ramatu Tijjani

28. Lai Mohammed

29. Gbemisola Saraki

30. Babatunde Fashola

31. Adeleke Mamora

32. Mohammed H. Abdullahi

33. Zubair Dada

34. Olamilekan Adegbite

35. Tayo Alasoadura

36. Rauf Aregbesola

37. Sunday Dare

38. Talen

39. Rotimi Amaechi

40. Maigarai Dingyadi

41. Sale Mamman

42. Abubakar D. Aliyu

43. Sadiya Umar Faruk

The PDP stated in a press release that to the chagrin and utter disappointment of Nigerians, the list is replete with incompetent individuals who failed in their erstwhile ministerial assignments and left their ministries in a shambles.

According to the party, “indeed, such a ministerial list can only come from a leadership that does not have mandate of the people. It is a complete waste of time and cannot fulfill the expectation of Nigerians”.

The PDP insists that the list has further shown President Buhari and APC’s insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians and that it does not, in any way, reflect their hope and eagerness for a better Nigeria.

The party further stated that, “in recycling failed yesterday’s men for today’s assignment, President Buhari and the APC have left no one in doubt that they have no vision to move our nation out of the economic and security predicaments into which they have plunged us in the last four years”.

The PDP said a committed and responsive leadership would have widely consulted with Nigerians before compiling a ministerial list, given the current situation in the country.

The party reasoned that if, indeed, President Buhari and the APC mean well for Nigerians and are interested in revamping our critical sectors, they would not have ended up with a list of those who will help conceal the huge corruption in the Buhari administration in the last four years, as well as those who will assist in channeling funds to individuals and groups used by the APC to rig the 2019 presidential election.

The PDP added that the list, strangely, has no space for the youths demography, those to whom the future is said to belong.

The PDP declared that with this development, it is clear that the only way Nigeria can come out of the present economic and security quandary lies in the “retrieval of Atiku Abubakar’s stolen Presidential mandate” at the tribunal.

“That is the way our citizens will enjoy the benefit of having an array of highly qualified and patriotic Nigerians as ministers to move the nation forward,” the party concluded.