PDP has taken a swipe at the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, as a mere figure head, saying he can never be in charge of the country.
According to PDP spokesperson of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja over the weekend, said the fact that Osinbajo has not been able to assign portfolios to the two new ministers that he recently swore in, is a pointer to the fact that he is not in charge of the affairs of the country as it is being portrayed by the presidency. Adeyeye said
“The Acting President is not in charge of the country. He is not in charge of anything. This is why nothing is moving forward. How do you explain a situation where two of the ministers who were sworn in after much pressure from the people and the National Assembly have not been assigned portfolios?
He is not in charge. He is a mere figurehead and cannot do anything. The cabals are still in charge. That is why nothing is moving forward in this country. The two ministers are just idle. They have no offices, nowhere to resume to and nothing to do. What is the essence of their being sworn in then?
They are ministers without portfolios. It is a constitutional breach on the side of the government because each state ought to have a minister each. Now, these two states had been without ministers for long and after you reluctantly appointed them, you refused to give them offices”.
On July 26th, Osinbajo swore in Stephen Ocheni who will replace late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, who died in a ghastly auto-crash along Kaduna-Abuja highway in 2016, while Suleiman Hassan takes the place of Amina Mohammed who has moved on to become the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.