PDP speaks on Buhari’s controversial board appointments

PDP chairman, Uche Secondus. [Photo credit: Concise News]

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday described as an unpardonable national embarrassment, the appointment of deceased persons as members of various federal boards by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said this following the controversy trailing the president’s recent appointments considered as the largest since he assumed power.

On Friday, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF announced the appointment of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 board members.

In the said appointments, PREMIUM TIMES reported how names of at least three deceased persons were included, others duplicated and a few non-members of the ruling APC included.

The presidency has since owned up to the anomalies in the list adding that these will be corrected.

But the PDP noted that the situation has further exposed why the nation’s economy has been in shambles under the APC.

The statement reads in part:

“The development has further confirmed PDP’s position that the APC administration is completely confused, disorganised and grossly incompetent. Nigerians can now see why the nation’s economy has been in shambles in the last two years. When we say that this government is completely inept, some Nigerians did not know to which level, but now they do.

“This inability to tidy up a simple issue of list of 209 appointees has completely exposed the extent the APC government is bereft of simple organisational skills to manage a country like Nigeria, which is in dire need of development.

“How on earth can a government that cannot compile a common list handle intricate issues of national planning and budgeting; issues of health, education, aviation, agriculture, infrastructure and management of the huge civil service?

“How can they possibly initiate and successfully implement national and international instruments for national development in today’s competetive world? This also explains why nothing has been working under the APC government. Furthermore, the mix up in the list also exposes the corruption in the APC government.”

“The fact is that the government of our dear country has been in wrong hands in the last two years and the situation will continue to worsen unless the nation is rescued from them in 2019.”


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  • Jo Elue

    Much ado about nothing. Since when did Nigeria create death registry. Everyday people die, are buried without government agencies being notified. Propaganda

    • Otile

      In other words you are saying that those chosen dead nominees are not really dead, on the last day they will be seen in full glory. Imam Buhari is something else.

      • Jo Elue

        I bet you are from the south East (region of hate)

    • Zygote

      Are people not consulted before they are appointed? Or Buhari consulted with their spirits and they gave him go ahead to appoint them even when they are facing judgement.

  • MOG

    We defend every wrong by this govt. No problem. Criticizing a govt does not necessarily mean hating it. It makes a govt sit up. If we can’t frown at this administrative plunder, that in the private sector could get a manager packing, then we are not ready to help this govt. We think we are helping it by, rather than stand to tell it the truth, we defend crass ineptitude. I pity this country. Dead people in a list of board members? Who submitted the names? They weren’t verified? Appointments that was supposed to have been made since 2015? And a reasonable person is defending this national embarrassment because it involves Buhari? Nigeria is gone. So long, too long.

  • Hinds Peter

    Princess Meghan should sign a prenuptial agreement.That she(princess Meghan)will only be getting married if she(princess Meghan)is given a million dollars.Peter Carlos Hinds.King of the Zulu.Barbados.

  • Powerlessconscious

    Mad illiterate set of people. You have totally thought in your mind that nigerians can not think. So any gabage you come up with will be taken as a reason to push the government out so that you GANG OF LOOTERS can come back to power.

    The only reason you pdp reign for 16years was because nigerians vote have no count but you right results and enforce leaders on Nigeria. This why for 16years national assembly and house of rep was ONE PARTY system which has been pdp. Yet there was no a single progress as a nation.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Whether you pdp like or not, as far as nigeria vote is counting, we know who to vote for and we know a better government according to ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE that Nigerians have. They know a dangerous party. They know that in Europe and america, pdp a looting recorded party can never win an election in a sane environment especially with the number thugs as members..

      • Powerlessconscious

        When the time come, you pdp will see heavy opposition from sensible Nigerians who can discern the future. Because the future is always important. Nigerians will show their strength with their voting card.
        God bless nigeria.

  • musa aliero

    Apc nawawo, from one blunder to the other! Almost on a weekly basis now. What’s happening?

  • Kenny

    Very unbearable! Another pointer to gross incompetence and lack of administrative acumen!! Let’s kick out the herdsman in 2019. He hasn’t got the brains and balls to move Nigeria forward!!!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    APC must be operating from a mortuary. Lol.

  • sorbitol

    Government of the dead and for the dead.