THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said alleged hostilities among top government officials was an indication that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) has become “cancerous” and incapable of driving an organised, result-oriented system.
The PDP, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, said FEC should be disbanded as brickbats among officials in the Presidency, including presidential aides, ministers and heads of agencies have exposed an alleged “scandalous breakdown of the administration’s central command system.”
The opposition said situations where government officials were constantly engaged in endless clashes, “backbiting, betrayals, leakage of sensitive documents and internal bickering over pecuniary and political interests, in manners not different from street skirmishes of common cult groups” is unacceptable to the country.The PDP said it was shocking that the alleged acrimony among top government officials have reached a level where Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, reportedly evicted staff of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) from their allocated office, while the Chairman of the Commission, Abike Dabiri, was on official assignment with the President.
According to the party, “currently, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, are said to be at each other’s throat, with the SGF reportedly querying the decision of the president to sack the former Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Mr. Usman Mohammed. The situation had degenerated into serious confusion in the federal executive.
“Nigerians can recall the bitter wrangling, wherein the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno, earlier this yearalerted that presidential responsibilities, including presiding over sensitive security
matters, have been hijacked by the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, thereby frustrating the fight against insurgency and acts of violence ravaging our country.
“Furthermore, the power sector is still under the stress of squabbling between the SGF and the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, with the SGF, reinstating some officials, who were sacked by the minister in December last
year. “The nation has also not forgotten the embarrassing public fight between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins, over rooms in the Presidential villa, which further exposed the chaotic situation in the President Buhariled administration.
“Before then, the First Lady had alerted the nation that a cabal had hijacked the federal executive and taken over governance of our nation.”
The PDP added: “It is sad that presidential hostilities had resulted in escalated cases of internal sabotage including the leakage of sensitive
documents as exposed by the Head of Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and recently witnessed in the embarrassing leakage of President Buhari’s draft COVID-19 speech.
“Nigerians can now see how vulnerable our nation has become and why it is
extremely difficult for our country to witness any progress under the Buhari Presidency, which has also ruined all the gains achieved under the PDP.
“Indeed, no nation can achieve meaningful development under a rancorous and
shambolic Federal Executive Council as currently constituted with the height of irredeemable division among them. Such a situation never obtained under the watch of the PDP in the glorious years of our nation. Our party therefore counsels President Buhari to re-direct the course of our Nation’s tides by disbanding his poorly assembled and dysfunctional federal executive council.
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