Nigeria’s vibrant Opposition Party, The Labour Party (LP), has criticized the list of ministerial nominees submitted by Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the Senate for confirmation.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, stated that the list confirmed their fears about the Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration being ill-prepared for governance.
The LP also expressed its intention to seek legal counsel on the legality of submitting the ministerial list piecemeal as opposed to presenting the full list as required by the Electoral Act.
Ifoh further criticized the list, stating that it did not meet the expectations of Nigerians and accusing it of being a recycling of failed and clueless politicians. The LP spokesperson expressed disappointment in the absence of technocrats and young people on the list, arguing that Nigeria needed energetic individuals with a track record to tackle the challenges facing the nation.
The LP also raised concerns about the exclusion of nominations from about 10 states from the list, which they believe violates the Constitution and the Electoral Act. They accused the government of being visionless and clueless, lacking the required haste to address the crises the nation is facing.
In response to the issues raised, the Labour Party announced its intention to seek legal advice on the legality of the piecemeal submission of the ministerial list, expressing concern that 10 states would be left without representatives in the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Overall, the LP expressed disappointment with the composition of the list and questioned the government’s preparedness and commitment to addressing the nation’s challenges.
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