Policy & Governance

Don’t appoint ex-Govs as Ministers, group warns Tinubu

The Voice of Northern Youths Patriots (VNYP) has cautioned President Bola Tinubu against appointing some former governors from the North West region as his cabinet members.


The Kano State branch of the group gave the advice on Monday in Kano during a news conference, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.


Alhaji Mustapha Mai-Royal, Leader of the group, said appointing the ex-governors as ministers would make the president eat his words.

He specifically listed three former governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

Mai-Royal said the trio are under EFCC investigation for alleged corruption cases to the tune of billions of Naira.

The group therefore called on Tinubu not to go back on the promise to give the country the best leadership it needed by appointing the best hands to manage the nation’s resources for optimal performance.

They also cautioned that they would not want a situation where the North would in future disregard whatever the president would tell them by making the wrong appointments.

“We are hereby calling on His Excellency, President Bola Ahmad Tinubu, not to appoint some three former governors from the North West region as ministers because of various cases of (alleged) corruption against them.

“Mr President, you have stated that you would run an all inclusive government for the unification and betterment of the country, we want to see that from the people you are going to appoint from our region.

“These former governors from the North West have not displayed such qualities as to deserve being appointed in your government because they are only after their personal aggrandisement,” the youth leader stated.

“We have seen the poor performance of some of the these governors in the fight against insecurity in their states and the roles they have played.

“These weaknesses are enough for Mr President to consider and not appoint them into his cabinet,” Mai-Royal explained.


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