The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of setting traps for the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari, through last-minute appointments as well as the removal and immediate replacement of heads of strategic government parastatals.
Chairman of APC in the state, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, advised the in-coming administration to reverse some of the sacks and appointments, which it said was aimed at planting mediocres that will undermine the lofty ideals of the party and present it in bad light for the 2019 general election.
Ikanya said, “We are appalled and disappointed by this gale of appointments, sacks, and replacements by a go-slow president who was hitherto known for his inability to remove erring public officers and replace ministers and heads of government agencies who either retired or resigned their appointments.
“The last-minute rush by President Jonathan to remove and replace heads of strategic government departments and agencies is therefore nothing but an attempt to set traps for the incoming Buhari Administration in the hope that reviewing these illegal actions would result in the loss of goodwill by the successor-administration.
“To us this rash of sacks and appointments apart from unnecessarily over-heating the polity is also distracting the incoming administration.
We wonder why all these late sackings and appointments at the twilight of this administration that has caused our nation a lot of hardship which will take the administration of General Buhari much time and efforts to mitigate.