A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has faulted President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list, saying it was worse than that of his predecessor, former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Momodu said some of those who made it to Tinubu’s ministerial list are unknown unlike what was obtainable in the past.
Recall that Tinubu had sent a list of 48 ministerial nominees to the Senate in batches. Out of the 48 names, the Senate approved 45 after a screening process which many Nigerians criticised as lacking in depth and rigour.
Momodu, while featuring on the latest edition of a Podcast, Mic On, noted that former Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was an original version of himself when he was a minister under PDP.
“Every leader has what it takes to be a good president if he has good advisers and listens to them. It’s just like a journalist without corrections, he will always carry fake news,” Momodu said.
“For any leader to succeed, he must look at his team and what I’m seeing now is worse than Buhari’s team.
“What I expected was a star-studded cabinet. I like to recall myself with sweet memories of Ibrahim Babangida’s cabinet in those days.
“We remember them till today. Most of the people appointed now, I don’t know them. Under Babangida, I remember Akinyele, Bolaji Akinyemi, Bolasodun Ajibola, Tai Solarin, Wole Soyinka.
“You can’t say that today. Somebody is on her way to screen, you remove her. That’s disgraceful; it means you didn’t do your due diligence before appointing people.
“In the days of Okonjo-Iweala, Ezekwesili, Nubu Ribadu, original El-Rufai when he was a minister under PDP was original El-Rufai,” he said.