ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode have expressed deep shock over the appointment of seven dead persons in the list of 209 Nigerians appointed to various boards by the Federal Government on Friday
The PDP on Saturdayurday described the development as an unpardonable national embarrassment.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement said the development has further confirmed PDP’s position that the APC administration is completely confused, disorganized and grossly incompetent, adding that Nigerians can now see the level recklessness and shoddiness inherent in the management of the nation under the APC.
The party noted that the situation has further exposed why the nation’s economy has been in shambles under the APC and wondered how a government which cannot tidy up a routine issue of board appointment for over two years can successfully take on complex issues of governance.
“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 organizational 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.
Finally, we urge Nigerians to disregard the lame excuses by the APC government and hold them responsible for the woes that have befallen our country under their inept and undesirable regime.
Fani-Kayode, in a message sent to Sundiata Post, said: “First you forgot your own age.
“Then you appoint an 81-year-old who drawls, who can barely walk and who wears clothes from the 1940’s as our Ambassador to the U.S.A..
“And now you appoint a dead man, Sen. Francis Okposo,as Chairman of the Press Council.
“Your dementia has gone viral”.
He continued: “Yet it gets worse:
“You just appointed Donald Ugbaja as a member of the Consumer Protection Council. You also appointed Chris Utov as a member of the Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research. Sadly, like Senator Okposu who you appointed Chairman of the Press Council, they are both dead.
“What is it about you and the dead? Is it some kind of fetish or is it just a manifestation of your love for and practice of corpsocracy? I repeat your dementia has gone viral.”
The seven dead appointees are
Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta State),
Rev. Fr. Christopher Utov (Benue State),
DIG Donald Ugbaja (rtd) (Delta),
Garba Attahiru (Kaduna),
Umar Dange (Sokoto), Dr. Nabbs Imegwu (Rivers State) and