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APC Faults Jonathan’s Eleventh-Hour Decisions

Posted: May 24, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As if the alleged uncooperative behaviour of the Federal Government committee is not enough to deal with, the APC is not finding ‘last minute’ decisions by the outgoing administration any funny.

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

For the party, the President is laying booby traps for the incoming administration and tie its hands on some decisions that might be misconstrued by Nigerians should Buhari upturn them.

Post-2015 elections have seen President Jonathan reliving several government officials of their duties and replacing them with new hands. While some observers say the move was to haunt those who played a role in his ouster, others say the president might be hoping to clean up his closet with the last minute decisions.

But the APC is having none of it, insisting that there were sinister motives behind the late hiring and firing as well as enacting policies in the twilight of an administration.

For instance, the party faulted the approval by the National Council on Privatisation, headed by the Vice President, for the financial bid opening for transaction advisers for the privatisation of the three Development Finance Institutions in the country – the Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry and Nigeria Commodity Exchange.

The party was also bemused by unconfirmed reports suggesting that the federal government had hatched a plan to recruit several workers into the Federal Civil Service.

”We do not know if this report, as well as others, is true. But if indeed these rushed privatisations and hurried recruitment exercises in the twilight of the Jonathan administration are true, they raise serious questions concerning the reasons behind such actions. We are therefore compelled to call on President Jonathan to caution his administration officials, lest they engage in actions that can later embarrass his administration,” the APC said.