By Emmanuel Mogbede
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), has exonerated the celebration from the appointment of lifeless individuals as chairmen and members of boards of presidency parastatals and businesses.
Odigie-Oyegun informed newsmen on Saturday in Abuja that the celebration’s management was not concerned within the closing compilation of the record.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had in defence of the error, defined that President Muhammadu Buhari had requested for the submission of 50 names every by the state chapters of the APC in 2015.
Some of the lifeless individuals whose names appeared on the record just lately launched by the presidency included Sen. Francis Okpozo, who handed on at 81 in 2016; Donald Ugbaja, and Rev. Fr. Christopher Utov, amongst others.
Reacting to the event, Odigie-Oyegun mentioned that the embarrassment would have been prevented if the celebration was concerned within the closing compilation.
“It is fairly apparent that the celebration was not concerned within the closing phases of the compilation of that record.
“Yes, we despatched names on the preliminary stage and I’m speaking of a interval of two years in the past, we demanded for each state to make 50 nominations which have been despatched to the committee in control of the record for the aim.
“They accomplished the preliminary train however since then, rather a lot has occurred.
“People have modified events, folks had died, we’ve got three new governors that weren’t there when the record was compiled,’’ he mentioned.
This, the chairman mentioned, was sufficient motive for the celebration’s management to take a look at the ultimate end result of the train.
“But we aren’t lucky to take part on that closing stage in any other case such wouldn’t have occurred.
“It is my honest hope that we’ll be absolutely concerned within the evaluation that has to now happen and every other train, shifting ahead from this date,’’ Odigie-Oyegun mentioned.
He added that contemplating the truth that this 12 months could be a build-up to the 2019 common election, the celebration would hit the bottom operating.
“I’ll resume on Monday and we’re going to hit floor operating, everyone knows that this 12 months is clearly going to be an energetic 12 months for elections,’’ he mentioned.
He assured Nigerians that the President Buhari-led APC Federal Government was making concrete efforts to make the nation self-sufficient in all areas.
The chairman maintained that the federal government was conscious of the challenges Nigerians have been going via, assuring that there’s gentle on the finish of the tunnel. (NAN)