The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) on Wednesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the list of ministerial nominees he sent to the National Assembly on Tuesday.
In a statement in Abuja by its National Chairman, Mr Olusegun Peters, the DPC described the nominees as patriotic, credible and dynamic Nigerians qualified for ministerial positions.
“We believe the ministerial nominees are the dream team that will actualize President Buhari’s transformation agenda and fast tract the nation’s dwindling economy.
“It is statesmanship at its best”, the statement stated.
It said that Nigerians needed men and women of integrity “with exceptional passion to serve and direct the ship of the Nigeria state to the part of rectitude, progress, development and advancement”.
According to the statement, inept leadership has been the bane of the country’s socio-economic and political development.
“President Buhari’s dream team is a giant step towards economic emancipation and political salvation of our compatriots”, it added.
Mr. Peters noted that expectations of Nigerians and the international community from the ministerial nominees is high, and urged them to imbibe team spirit and eschew corruption, tribalism and nepotism.
It also urged the Senate to thoroughly screen the candidates to ensure that none of them had questionable character.
“President Buhari has zero tolerance for corruption and had assured the nation that his ministers will be people of impeccable character.
“The Senate has the onerous task to ensure they are free of corruption to avoid unnecessary scandal that will distract the Buhari administration as their failure will bring the nation into disrepute.
“We urge Nigerians to support the Federal Government in consolidating our frail democracy.
“Partisan politics should give way to patriotism in the quest at building a decent and prosperous democratic nation”, it stated.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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