Forget Change Until Buhari Sacks All Ex-Governors in His Cabinet – CNPP

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack former governors serving in his administration, arguing that the ex-governors were a cog in the wheel of his change agenda.

In a statement signed by the Secretary-General of CNPP, Willy Ezugwu, the President should engage tested technocrats to work in his administration if he really wants to change the country and attract foreign investments.

The statement said that the former governors serving in Buhari’s cabinet taints the image of the administration, regardless of the ongoing anti-corruption war.

Former governors serving in Buhari’s administration include: Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers state, Minister of Transport), Babatunde Fashola (Lagos state, Minister of Power), Chris Ngige (Anambra state, Minister of Labour), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti state, Minister of Solid minerals), Ogbonnaya Onu (Abia state, Minister of Science and Technology).

The statement reads in part: “For President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed in his change agenda, all former governors in his cabinet must be sacked to create room for technocrats to run his government if he must succeed.”

“Some former governors serving in this government not only left their respective states with empty treasury but also in heavy debts such that it took the President’s bailout fund for salary arrears of states’ workers to be paid.”

The CNPP secretary noted that some of the ex-governors ran their states to the ground and destroyed the economies hence trying to attract foreign investors will not amount to much with them in Buhari’s administration.

“It will amount to effort in futility for the President to be labouring to attract investors as they will not entrust their hard-earned resources to well-known bad managers. This is the reason the Buhari government, which will be one year next month, yet has nothing to show for it except hardship and more hardship across the country despite the change mantra.”


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