The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list as “colourless, stagnant, uninspiring.”
It also said that the list was replete with incompetent individuals who allegedly failed in their erstwhile ministerial assignments and left their ministries in a shambles.
According to the opposition party, the list failed to convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari had on Tuesday, about two months after he was inaugurated President for second term on May 29, submitted the list to the Senate.
But the PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Nigerians received the list with surprise and “utter disappointment.”
“Indeed, such a ministerial list can only come from a leadership that does not have mandate of the people. It is a complete waste of time and cannot fulfill the expectation of Nigerians.
“The list has further shown President Buhari and APC’s insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians and it does not in any way reflect their hope and eagerness for a better Nigeria.
“Furthermore, in recycling failed yesterday’s men for today’s assignment, President Buhari and the APC have left no one in doubt that they have no vision to move our nation out of the economic and security predicaments into which they have plunged us in the last four years.
“A committed and responsive leadership would have widely consulted with Nigerians before compiling a ministerial list, given the current situation in the country.
“If, indeed, President Buhari and the APC mean well for Nigerians and are interested in revamping our critical sectors, they would not have ended up with a list of those who will help conceal the huge corruption in the Buhari administration in the last four years, as well as those who will assist in channeling funds to individuals and groups used by the APC to rig the 2019 presidential election.
“Strangely, the list has no space for the youths demography, those to whom the future is said to belong,” the statement read in part.