Buhari ‘President is not slow, he’s cautious,’ APC Chairman says

Oyegun also denied reports that 33 out of Buhari’s 36 ministerial nominees had failed a corruption litmus test.

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The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has dismissed the notion that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is slow.

APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun play

APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun

 

Oyegun also denied reports that 33 out of Buhari’s 36 ministerial nominees had failed a corruption litmus test.

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

 

The APC Chairman made the comments during an interview with journalists in Benin, the Edo State capital.

He said:

“The government is not slow. It is cautious; it is deliberate. It is good we go with deliberate steps; make a few mistakes as possible in the appointments that will need to come.”

“That process is close to its end. Some aspects of our promises are already under way. Implementations of some of the party’s promises are underway.”

“There was the need, given that this is our first experience in governance, to be cautious.”

“There was the need because of the totally different nature of our manifestos and social welfare programmes we promised to the people; that those he wants to bring to execute these programmes are totally different. That they understand. They are passionate and have ideas about what is required to be done.”

Meanwhile, Buhari has revealed that he will not be appointing ministers till September 2015.

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