Buhari President may appoint non-APC members as ministers

Oyegun said further that Buhari and the party are more interested in appointing technocrats and other competent hands than playing to party sentiments.

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President Muhammadu Buhari might appoint non-members of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) as ministers, party Chairman, John Oyegun has revealed.

Oyegun said further that Buhari and the party are more interested in appointing technocrats and other competent hands than playing to party sentiments.

The chairman made the statements on Monday, June 15, 2015, while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

“There is absolutely no dispute between the party and the president. We agreed that we shall use all manner of people: politicians, technocrats, all manner of people even if not politicians, who can deliver and who subscribe passionately to the agenda of the president to move this country forward, irrespective of where the people come from; irrespective of whether the person is a card-carrying members of the party,” Oyegun said.

“What is important is the qualification of the person and the ability of the person to deliver on the ideas of Mr. President. What we are interested is in the ability of the people to bring up the ideas that will help Mr. President achieve the set objectives and the ability to deliver on what the President wants,” he added.

“Secondly, this is an executive function and the President has the right to consult as widely as possible. This means he might pick people within the party; people outside the party. It is a prerogative the President should exercise and we cannot question that. We are quite happy about the way he is proceeding,” Oyegun said.

Meanwhile, Buhari has said that he is in no hurry to appoint ministers despite the controversy his delay is causing in the country.

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