All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has debunked claims that some ministerial nominees failed corruption test conducted by security agencies.
Odigie-Oyegun, who spoke to reporters in Benin City, the Edo State capital, noted that the ministers to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari would be a mixture of politicians and technocrats.
He said the actions of the APC-led government under Buhari were deliberate and cautious.
This, he explained, was because the APC came with a different manifesto and would need passionate individuals who understand what is required to be done.
Odigie-Oyegun criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (APC) for alleging that the APC was clamping down on its members.
He said the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was a public officer.
His words: “The government is not slow. It is cautious and deliberate. It is good we go with deliberate steps and make a few mistakes as possible in the appointments that will need to come. That process is nearing its end.
“Activities people thought were slow are taking place. Some aspects of our promises are already underway. Implementations of some of the party’s promises are underway.”
“There was need, given that this is our first experience in governance, to be cautious. There was need, because of the totally different nature of our manifestos and social welfare programmes we promised to the people, that those he wants to bring to execute these programmes are totally different; that they understand, passionate and have ideas about what is required to be done.
“We don’t have time for the PDP yet. We are busy now to put our government on the ground and start expanding to the yearnings of the people. PDP has not put itself together yet. They are no source of concern to anybody. Dasuki was a public officer. He was not a PDP member.”
Source: The Nation