Former All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy national publicity secretary, Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of appointing “corruption masters” as ministers and called on Nigerians to be ready to face more hardship.
He was reacting to the inauguration of 43 ministers on Wednesday by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
In a statement on Thursday, Frank, who has become an ardent critic of Buhari since leaving APC, asked Nigerians not to expect anything positive from the new ministers.
According to him, “70 to 80 per cent of them have at one time or the other been guests of the anti-corruption agencies with most of them still battling corruption charges in court.”
He said, “There will be more corruption in this cabinet than in any other administration in the history of Nigeria as some of the ministers purchased their slots and would want to recoup their investments at the detriment of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“Therefore, I urge Nigerians to brace up for more hardships as corruption and incompetence have been enthroned with corruption masters turned Ministers to run the affairs of government in Nigeria.
“Buhari told Nigerians in 2015 that he will cut his salary by 50 per cent, reduce the aircraft in the presidential fleet before he became President. He also said he would reduce the cars in the presidential convoy.
“But Nigerians can testify that this was never done. He neither reduced his salary, aircraft in the presidential fleet nor cars in his convoy.
“With this therefore, it is clear to Nigerians that General Buhari is a product of lies who has continued to live and rule with falsehood. It is clear that Nigeria cannot move forward under this circumstance because darkness and light have nothing in common.”
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