Tony Momoh, the Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, in his reaction to the delay in the appointment of the cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the President has not committed any crime following the delay in the appointment.
He stated that the delay in the appointment of ministers is due to the President’s desire to appoint the right people who would assist him to achieve the Next Level agenda.
The APC Chieftain stated that Buhari should not be castigated over the delay in the ministerial appointment.
He called on Nigerians to exercise patience, assuring that the cabinet would soon be formed.
“The President set up a committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to, among other things, review the last four years of his administration and also project the ‘Next Level’ agenda. I am not too sure if the committee has submitted its report.”
“I challenge the media to find out the kind of pressure mounted on party leaders across the states over the ministerial list. And just as pressure is mounted on party leaders in the states, the Presidency is also experiencing the same from interested parties.”
“Mind you, the President would also have to submit the names of these nominees to the National Assembly for clearance but there is no way it would be delayed up to six months this time around,” Momoh told ThisDay.