Buhari using ministers’ sack to cover his failures – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the sack of two ministers as suspicious.

Mr Buhari at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting relieved two ministers of their duties, pledging to sack more.

The Nigerian leader who was first sworn in in 2015 is not known to sack ministers having received the resignation of two ministers who stepped down from office during his first term.

While Kemi Adeosun, a former finance minister stepped aside over her questionable academic credentials, Amina Mohammed, a former environment minister, left after getting a job at the United Nations.

But surprisingly on Tuesday the president fired Mohammed Nanono, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, and Sale Mamman, Power Minister, of their duties, citing lukewarmness, a claim rejected by the opposition party which says it is investigating to find out why they were fired.

“Our party is also investigating the real reason behind their sack given Mr. President’s public approach to fighting corruption by “easing out” the culprits,” the mouthpiece of the PDP, Kola Olugbondiyan, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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“The party however asserts that the manifest inefficiency of the Buhari administration is a product of President Buhari’s myopic and divisive approach to governance as well as the impunity and corruption deeply embedded in his administration and party, the All Progressives Congress(APC).

“The PDP posits that even if the best hands are recruited, they will be contaminated by incompetence, impunity, disregard to rules, divisiveness and corruption that have become the hallmark of the APC and its administration.

“The party calls on President Buhari and the APC to note that Nigerians are not swayed by the sack of the ministers but are eagerly awaiting the exit of the Buhari Presidency and the APC come May 29, 2023, as there is no hope in sight under their purview,” the party added.