The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in appointing ministers.
According to Daily Post report, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, the publicity secretary of the party in the state attributed the delay to PDP’s 16-years of misrule, maladministration, unprecedented corruption and mismanagement of state treasury.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, September 15, in Akure by Adesanya and made available to newsmen.
The publicity secretary described PDP’s wailings over the delay in the release of ministerial list as unnecessary, diversionary and unfounded.
He explained that the APC inherited a virtually empty treasury and a battered system from the Goodluck Jonathan led-PDP government and it would take time to repair the damages.
“It is logical for anyone who intends to make a nearly-collapsed building habitable, to first demolish it and then lay a solid foundation before building on it,” Adesanya added.
Buhari’s minsiterial list has been an issue of concern for some time now. Report recently surfaced that the president had submitted a list of 36 ministerial nominees to the Department of State Services (DSS) for screening and at least 20 of the candidates had already been vetted by the agency. A list of the supposed ministers was circulating online.
Reports that Buhari had sent a list of those to be appointed ministers to the DSS, reportedly caused heated discussions among top APC bigwigs and personnel at the party’s national secretariat on Monday, September 14.