By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-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 President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement said the development has further confirmed the party’s position that the APC administration is completely confused, disorganized and grossly incompetent, adding that Nigerians can now see the level of recklessness and shoddiness inherent in the management of the nation by the ruling party.
The party noted that the situation has further exposed why the nation’s economy has been in shambles in the past two and a half years, saying a government which cannot tidy up a routine issue of board appointment for over two years cannot 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 competitive 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,” the statement read.