The All Progressives Congress (APC) has come to the defence of President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that he never described the role of ministers in his government as useless.
Furthermore, the party also debunked claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ministers would be useless in the APC- controlled federal government.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent newspapers, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, explained that Buhari wasn’t referring to ministers but to those agitating for the appointment of certain individuals as ministers.
“I think they have chosen to quote the President out of context. What the President was saying in essence was that it is only those who are interested in the positions that are making the noise.
“What he meant was that it is people who want the ministerial positions to come to a particular person or region that are the ones making the noise. So, it is all politics. I think Mr. President has the highest respect for politicians, the party and those who will work with him as ministers,” he said.