THE All Progressive Congress (APC) has dissociated self from purported cabinet list in circulation. The national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke with The Guardian yesterday, insisted that the purported ministerial list, said to be under the scrutiny of the security agencies, “is false”, adding the party was not considering any list.
“The most important thing is getting the agenda for governance right. There are many qualified Nigerians that help in actualising the agenda and we are not interested in pulling the cart before the horse.
Frankly, ministerial list is not one of the major priorities of the party for now. You must disregard any of such list,” he said.
Urging, Governors Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, and his Jigawa State counterpart, Sule Lamed, to exercise post-election restrain, the APC frowns at recent comments by the two governors on the party and President-elect, General Muhammadu .
‘’Nigerians have switched from pre-election to post-election mode, making the unsolicited advice and the rehash of the vitriolic electioneering campaign rhetoric from the two governors totally out of tune with reality.
Our commitment to Nigeria is sacrosanct, irrespective of the state of the economy; hence we do not need any cheeky advice from the two governors.
We are not making any excuses, but we will let Nigerians and indeed the world know how much the economy has been wrecked and the role of anyone in bringing the economy to its knees,” the statement read in part.
‘’Governors Aliyu and Lamido are so bitter and traumatised that they have forgotten it was their party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that divided Nigeria along it ethnic, religious and regional fault lines.
They have forgotten that it was their party that cleaned out the commonwealth in its desperation to win at all cost, at a stage shunning the Naira for US dollars and helping to crash the value of the local currency.
‘’The governors are also imagining where they would have been now, had they not betrayed the G7 of which they were original members, seeing the group up to the starting line but cunningly refusing to take off when the race was flagged off.
They made a wrong choice and lost out, and they must live with the consequences of their choice, instead of continuing to snipe at some imaginary enemies. to rebuild Nigeria,’’ APC said.