By Tordue Salem
ABUJAâ€”THE All Nigerian Peoplesâ€™ Party, ANPP, Caucus in the House of Representatives, yesterday, dismissed the â€˜newâ€™ list of ministerial nominees, as jaded and retrogressive.
Leader of the Caucus, Rep. Muhammed Ali Ndume, opined at a news briefing, that the re-nomination of former ministers and the inclusion of scions of former leaders on the nominee list by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, was in bad faith.
He said: â€œWith the resolution of the National Assembly empowering Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to assume the status of Acting President, majority of Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief. This relief was reinforced by the declaration of the Acting President that he would inject new blood into the system following his dissolution of the Executive Council of the Federation.
â€œThis gave Nigerians the hope that having been part of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,Â that has almost destroyed our young democracy and taken Nigerians down the drain since 1999 the Acting President would at least give us a sense of belonging and chart a new course by assembling a team that can take us out of the woods.”