Ministerial Slot: Appoint Only Committed Members – Enugu APC To Buhari

The Enugu State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint only committed members of the party as ministers.

Nigerians have been anxiously waiting for President Buhari to name his cabinet members.

Speaking weekend at the end of its State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Enugu, chairman of APC in the state, Dr. Ben Nwoye, said the President should resist the temptation of bringing on board those who want to reap where they did not sow, as experienced during the last political dispensation.

He said the party would not hesitate to oppose the appointment of a non core member as minister in the state.

Nwoye observed that various state chapters of the party suffered serious set-backs during the first tenure of president Buhari, due to appointment of non core members of the party as Ministers, as well as other key positions of government.

The Enugu APC which had during the meeting passed a vote of confidence on President Buhari, and the Nwoye-led exco in the state, posited that engaging opportunists, or those who do not sincerely believe in the APC philosophy and Mr. President’s next level agenda, would be counter productive, especially at the state level.

According to Nwoye, such non core member Ministers, would always use their position to engineer crisis for their selfish interest in their respect states, insisting that for APC to change its perceived negative narrative in some states, the President should assemble a formidable cabinet made up of men and women who truly believed in the party’s supremacy.

“So, we want to use this medium to call on Mr. President, not to make the mistake of appointing non core members of our party, as Ministers, rather, he should engage those who have contributed immensely to the progress of the APC, and sincerely believe in its ideology, so as to help him drive the next level agenda,” he said.

The meeting also appealed to the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National working committee (NWC) to temper justice with mercy and lift the suspension on one of its chieftains in the state and Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, who was suspended some months ago, over alleged anti party activities.

“We are appealing to our National chairman, and the NWC to reconsider their position on the suspension of one of our members, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, who is a core committed APC member, and ardent supporter of Mr. President.

“Mr. Okechukwu, has always been at the forefront of promoting the APC led federal government’s programme and policies, including the next level agenda”, he stressed, adding that the VON boss remained one of the party’s strong pillars in Enugu State.

The Enugu APC equally thanked President Buhari for recently appointing one of its members, Mrs. Maria Aniobi, from Aninri council area of the state, as a member of the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission (RMFC) board, assuring him that she would not let him and the APC-led federal government down.

Mrs. Aniobi, who attended the meeting, had expressed appreciation to the Nwoye-led APC in the state for their support during her nomination and confirmation, pledging her unalloyed loyalty to the party at all times.


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