A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Ambassador Chibuike Ukauwa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his cabinet.
According to him, the cabinet assembled by Buhari was being bogged down by deadwoods and saboteurs.
Against that backdrop, he said that a cabinet rejig was the only way Buhari can make the best of the remaining part of his tenure and fulfill his electoral promises to the people of Nigeria.
Ukauwa, who gave the advice in a chat with journalists in Umuahia yesterday, said that “the cabal” within the cabinet were only interested in their personal benefits and cared less about helping Mr. President to make positive impact on the lives of Nigerians hence Buhari should urgently “stop their dangerous mission of sabotaging his good works.”
He insisted that there was no way President Buhari was going to end his tenure on a high note without weeding his cabinet of those who do not mean well for Nigeria.
He said: “As a chieftain of APC, I think Buhari is making a big mistake. I am not impressed with the way things are going under President Buhari-led federal government. I think President Buhari is on high level manipulation by a cabal in the presidency and Nigerians are expecting him to flush out those cabals that have hijacked his government,” he said.
Describing himself as one of Buhari’s “die-hard supporters” the party chieftain said that he was “not happy at the way things are going under his government”.
According to him, “there are certain cabinet members in Buhari’s administration who are loyalists of past presidents hence they would be working to frustrate the good plans that Buhari has for this country.”
The APC chieftain also acknowledged that the spate of crises rocking the nation was not good testimony for the Buhari government as the crises were gradually pushing Nigeria down the road of civil war hence “something urgent should be done to save this country from crisis”.
He therefore said that it has become imperative that President Buhari to bring together all ethnic nationalities in the country in order “to find ways to resolve issues bedeviling this country”.
“The federal government should wake up and take decisive action to stop these senseless killings in the country. Because the way I’m seeing things if not curtailed they may lead to ethnic war,” he said.