Group Disagrees With Lawan On Appointments
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders Forum has warned Senate President Ahmed Lawan against appointing ‘enemies’ of President Buhari as aides.
The group submitted that such appointments constitute an insult to President Buhari and all others who supported him (Lawan) to emerge as Senate President.
Naija News recalls the Senate President has so far appointed Festus Adebayo, columnist, as his media adviser, and also retained Olu Onemola and Tope Olowoyeye, aides of Bukola Saraki, his predecessor.
Abu Andrew, spokesman for the forum while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, said the appointments are sending a signal that Lawan might have turned against those who helped him get into power.
“When the Senate President we all supported with our hearts and worked for wholeheartedly begins to compensate enemies of the government, those of the party and indeed those of the same President Buhari who endured insults for backing Senator Lawan for Senate President position; then the devil himself must be celebrated for doing a good job in turning a Senate President we brought in against us so soon and so fast,” Andrew said.
“No doubt, the appointments are glaring reward for people who have not only insulted the person of President Muhammadu Buhari but also severally maligned the integrity of the office he occupies,
“Even for supporting Senator Lawan to be Senate President, these new appointees did not spare the president.
“Now that senator Lawan has achieved his ambition, it’s disheartening to see that the very people he puts forward as beneficiaries of his new position are those who condemned and vilified those who supported him to attain the position in the first place.”
Similarly, Ayo Oyalowo, a member of the group, said it is important to work with those who believe in your agenda.
“It is not about appointments as it were, it is about the fact that there is an agenda called – initially the change agenda now the next level agenda,” Oyalowo said.