James Faleke APC Reps member asks Osinbajo to assign portfolios to new ministers

Faleke also said that the ministers were appointed on the premise that there was vacancy in the Federal Executive Council.

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A member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to assign portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers.

According to Daily Post, Faleke also said that the ministers were appointed on the premise that there was vacancy in the Federal Executive Council.

This is coming after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also criticised Osinbajo for not assigning portfolios to the ministers.

The opposition party also called the Acting President a figurehead, adding that he was being controlled by the cabal.

Speaking further on the issue, Faleke, who is also a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said “I don’t think that this is the way things should be.

“The 1999 Constitution is specific on the issue of representation of each state in FEC. Kogi and Gombe states were left out for a long time.

“Now that the ministers have been appointed and the Acting President has inaugurated them, they should be given portfolios.

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“They were not idle before they were appointed ministers; they were doing something. But, now they are left hanging.

“We urge the Acting President to hasten the allocation of portfolios to these ministers.”

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo performed the swearing-in ceremony of the two ministers, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

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