Kogi PDP Slams Buhari, APC For Assigning State ‘Humiliating’ Portfolio

The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday took a pot shot at the All Progressives Congress, APC, for allocating the position of junior minister to the state in a “c-grade, if not d-grade” ministry, describing such portfolio as humiliating.


The ministerial nominee for the state, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN), was assigned the portfolio of Minister of State in the re-configured Ministry of Labour and Employment, which used to be known as Ministry of Labour and Productivity.



Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Kogi, Bode Ogunmola described as “humiliating and condescending”, the assigning of junior minister to Kogi State in a, “c-grade, if not d-grade” ministry, stressing that Kogi State never had it so bad under successive PDP administrations.

He stressed that the APC has demonstrated that the state and its people, cannot have a fair deal under its administration, particularly under an APC governor. Going down memory lane, Ogunmola said: “Under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Kogi State manned the Police Affairs, Industries, Health and Justice Ministries in that order, following the appointments of Gen David Jemibewon, Chief Kola Jamodu, Prof Eyitayo Lambo and Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), respectively.”



Ogunmola recalled that much as the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration between 2007 and 2011 could not guarantee senior cabinet ranks for Kogi ministers, Chief Gabriel Aduku and Humphrey Abah, they functioned in the, ‘A-Grade’ portfolio as Health, Interior and Police Affairs ministers at various times.


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Ndigbo Hail Buhari Over Ministerial Portfolios

Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) has congratulated President Mu­hammadu Buhari for appointing Ndigbo with worthy ministerial portfolios which complements the recent appointments of federal permanent secretaries.


The group noted that the recent appoint­ments by Buhari indicated that the presi­dent is beginning to correct the earlier al­leged posture of sectionalism.


We urge our ambassadors in the Presi­dent Buhari administration to give their best to the nation and mankind, even though the economic fortunes of the coun­try was at all time low, we expect our am­bassadors to be shining lights at this dark end of the tunnel.


“While we commend President Mu­hammadu Buhari,we also encourage him to still take a giant step forward and en­sure that an Igbo is appointed into the six principal offices of the nation, possibly the position of the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), which will help Igbo leaders convince their kits and kin that no region is left behind in this government,” the group further stated.


“Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) would also like to plead with our people seeking self-deter­mination to understand that, sometimes, your worst enemy could be your best friend and, therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, give President Mu­hammadu Buhari a chance to prove himself a friend or foe,” it concluded.


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Presidency Denies Speculated Ministerial Portfolios List

Ahead of the swearing in of the ministerial nominees following their successful screening and confirmation by the senate last week, the Presidency has denied releasing any list that assigned portfolios to them.

The denial followed the speculated list of portfolios which made the rounds especially on social media on Sunday.

Responding to Vanguard on the issue, the Special Adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina said that the list did not emanate from the presidency as it was not officially signed.

“Any communication from the presidency must be officially singed. Was that list signed by me or Mr. Garba Shehu? Please, ignore it”, he said.

He also did not reveal when the inauguration ceremony of the Ministers would hold.

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