PDP – Osinbajo is a mere figurehead
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the acting president as a mere figurehead.
Despite President Muhammadu Buhari duly handing over power to Osinbajo before he embarked left for medical treatment in UK, PDP insists that Osinbajo was not in power and that the government was being run by a cabal.
The Punch reports that the spokesperson of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, said Sunday, August 13, Osinbajo’s delay in assigning portfolios to the two ministers that were sworn in over two weeks ago is an indication that he isn’t in charge.
Prof. Stephen Ocheni from Kogi state and Mr. Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state were sworn in after weeks of delay but have not been assigned portfolios yet.
Adeyeye said: “The Acting President is not in charge of the country. He is not in charge of anything. This is why nothing is moving forward.
“How do you explain a situation where two of the ministers who were sworn in after much pressure from the people and the National Assembly have not been assigned portfolios?
“He is not in charge. He is a mere figurehead and cannot do anything. The cabals are still in charge. That is why nothing is moving forward in this country.
“The two ministers are just idle. They have no offices, nowhere to resume to and nothing to do. What is the essence of their being sworn in then? They are ministers without portfolios.
“It is a constitutional breach on the side of the government because each state ought to have a minister each. Now, these two states had been without ministers for long and after you reluctantly appointed them, you refused to give them offices.”