• Justifies discrepancies in the budget
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking 26 directors general of parastatals, agencies of government and commissions.
Oyegun alleged that many used their positions to sabotage the government.
On Monday, Buhari approved the sack of the 26 Director-Generals but the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Babachir David Lawal, was, however, silent on why they were sacked in a statement made available to the media.
Odigie-Oyegun, who led some members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to meet with Buhari “to raise some concerns”, said “APC members were not concerned about the positions, we were concerned about the internal sabotage that was going on in a lot of the PDP-filled positions which are critical to our national growth and development.
“It is happening in INEC, it is happening in a lot of other institutions and that is what is the concern of the party is, it is not necessarily taking over.
“We should take over and they should be people who believe in the change agenda; we have no apologies for that at all.”
The party chairman also justified the discrepancies so far noticed in the 2016 budget, saying the process of putting the document together was complicated.
“There is absolutely no confusion. This is a serious issue. “ I want you to please, understand the complications that comes from adjusting a structure from over 40 ministries to just over 20 ministries and the necessary adjustments of figures and movements of institutions that, that entails.
“It was very complicated, so, it is natural that adjustments have to be made to the process and that is just what is happening,” he explained.