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ADP reminds Buhari of promise on slim government, says more ministers unnecessary

Action Democratic Party (ADP) has criticised the plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint more Ministers into his cabinet, saying such move “is another betrayal of trust” to Nigerians.

President Buhari had declared at the APC NEC meeting that he would expand his cabinet to accommodate more party members

But in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the director of media and publicity, Kayode Jacob, recalled that President Buhari had promised Nigerians that he would run a slim government “arguing that the PDP ran an over bloated government  that dwarfed capital expenditures.”

While expressing disappointment on the move, ADP said: “It is sad and very disappointing that President Buhari who promised change has refused to be consistent and faithful to all the promises he made to the Nigerian masses.

“His attitude towards corruption allegations against his close associates, his unprecedented tribal/kinsmen appointments and penchant for refusing to talk when Nigerians needed his voice of assurance mostly, have proved that his body language in the beginning was a mere gimmick.

The opposition party advised that what he needs is not appointment of additional ministers but to make himself (President) more accessible to the current cabinet members “so as to achieve synergy and success.

“The current cabinet members have been working with a President they only see on FEC meeting days and hardly had opportunity to discuss personal challenges or aspirations except through the Chief of Staff or the now replaced Secretary to the Government (SGF).

“If the President continue to run the government by proxy, history may not be kind to him in the final analysis” the Action Democratic Chairman concluded.”

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