National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, has said that he is disappointed with the list of nominees presented to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, almost five months after his inauguration, saying most of the names on the list are analog persons who have nothing to contribute.
The LP boss also wondered why President Buhari could not fulfill the promise he made to the Nigerian youths during the electioneering campaign.
Reacting to the list of the ministerial nominees read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday at the floor of the Senate, the LP national chairman urged Nigerians not to expect much from the government of the day.
The list contained 21 nominees for ministerial positions as proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari from 21 states of the federation.
However, while offering his opinion and against the expectations that the ministerial team will comprise highly respected and credible professionals, Abdulsalam described most of those that made the Buhari team as far from the clean Nigerians being taunted.
“For us in Labour Party, we do not see anything that resembles change as far as the ministerial team is concerned. Imagine bringing someone who served in the government of the late Sarduana of Sokoto to serve as minister in 2015, Buhari has nothing to offer Nigeria. There is no promise of change at all, all these people are analogue persons who cannot bring about any change under the current dispensation, ” he said.
On the fight against corruption, Abdusalam said most the former governors on the list of nominees are been investigated by the anti graft agencies.
“What does Buhari mean when he brought all the PDP people into the much-taunted change administration ? Most of the ministerial nominees are on the indicted list of the EFCC.
“That is to say that the change that the APC and Buhari promised Nigerians is nothing but a fluke and fraudulent. If this was the list that Buhari kept to his chest for five months then be sure that the balance that makes up the 36 may never come out in good time.
” It is also very unfortunate that Nigerian youths who make up the greater percentage of our population and who voted for Buhari massively were not give their due share in the ministerial nomination,” he said.
Labour Party believed that for President Buhari to say the list is from him alone was to say the list.
“Buhari has succeeded in creating problems for in some states. For instance in Niger state where I come from, the governor is from Kotangora and the person he has nominated is also from Kotangora. In Pleatue, the governor Lalung and Dalung are from the same local government. In Oyo state, Barrister Shitu who has been rejected by all the APC people, he has included his name on this list. For us in Labour Party did not see anything like change here. Is it Audu Ogbe that is of change or who?”