Hostilities In Presidency: Buhari’s FEC Has Become Cancerous, Should be Disbanded – PDP

May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the President Muhammadu
Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) has become cancerous,
disorganized, chaotic, and incapable of driving an organized,
result-oriented system and as such should be disbanded.

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The party’s position is predicated on the degenerated hostilities among
officials in the Buhari Presidency, including Presidential aides,
ministers and heads of agencies, which have further exposed a scandalous
breakdown of the administration’s central command system.

Our party asserts that this situation is a mark of failure by the Buhari
Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to provide organized
leadership for our nation.

The PDP said a situation where officials are constantly at daggers drawn
among themselves in unending clashes, backbiting, betrayals, leakage of
sensitive documents and internal bickering over pecuniary and political
interests, in manners not different from street skirmishes of common
cult groups, is unacceptable to our nation.

It is indeed shocking that the acrimony had sunk to a situation where
the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami,
reportedly evicted the staff of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
(NIDCOM) from their allocated office, with guns, while the Chairman of
the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri, was on official assignment with the
President.

Currently, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Prof.
Ibrahim Gambari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
(SGF), Boss Mustapha, are said to be at each other’s throat, with the
SGF reportedly querying the decision of the President to sack the former
Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Mr. Usman Mohammed. 
The situation had degenerated into serious confusion in the federal
executive.

Nigerians can recall the bitter wrangling, wherein the National Security
Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno, earlier this year, alerted
that Presidential responsibilities, including presiding over sensitive
security matters, have been hijacked by late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba
Kyari, thereby frustrating the fight against insurgency and acts of
violence ravaging our country.

Furthermore, the power sector is still under the stress of squabbling
between the SGF and the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, with the SGF,
reinstating some officials who were sacked by the minister in December
last year.

The nation has also not forgotten the embarrassing public fight between
the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins,
over rooms in the Presidential villa, which further exposed the chaotic
situation in the President Buhari-led administration.

Before then, the First Lady had alerted the nation that a cabal had
hijacked the federal executive and taken over governance of our nation.

It is sad that presidential hostilities had resulted in escalated cases
of internal sabotage including the leakage of sensitive documents as
exposed by the Head of Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and recently
witnessed in the embarrassing leakage of President Buhari’s draft
COVID-19 speech.

Nigerians can now see how vulnerable our nation has become and why it is
extremely difficult for our country to witness any progress under the
Buhari Presidency, which has also ruined all the gains achieved under
the PDP.

Indeed, no nation can achieve meaningful development under a rancorous
and shambolic federal executive council as currently constituted, with
the height of  irredeemable division among them.

Such a situation never obtained under the watch of the PDP in the
glorious years of our nation.

Our party therefore counsels President Buhari to re-direct the course of
our Nation’s tides by disbanding his poorly assembled and dysfunctional
federal executive council.

He should foreclose the parochial posturing of his administration by
engaging more competent hands to run the affairs of our nation.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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