The mistake of putting square pegs in round holes by President Muhammadu Buhari reverberated again as a Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Kabir Yahaya urged the President to reverse the trend by sacking at least 90 percent of his aides including Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff.
The frontline politician and Deputy Director President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign office alleged that most of the aides were either inept, corrupt and as such should be relieved of their jobs to save the President’s integrity and incorruptible scorecard.
‘President Buhari is one of the few exceptions in the club of 75 that has never plunged the country into corruption” he said
“From being governor of North East up to where he was Minister of Petroleum and Energy and then Head of State, thereafter Chairman Petroleum Trust Fund, up to this time, you cannot level a single case of corruption against Buhari. He is incorruptible, but unfortunately the President is possibly surrounded by 95% of those who do not subscribe to his incorruptible ways. If I were him, I will get rid of 90% of these aides’’ Alhaji Yahaya further advised.
Yahaya who spoke against the backdrop of assessing performance of the president’s aides in a presidential Bureaucracy, in an AIT, public affairs programmed, ‘’Matters Arising’’ monitored in Abuja, argued that the type of aides a president gets has far reaching results on the success and failure of such administration, adding that in the present circumstance, there were no round pegs in round holes as thePresident’s personal staff and aides.
For instance he noted that if there was truth in media reports that Buhari’s Chief of Staff walked out a Minister from the President’s office and also declined access to Mr.President, then Abba Kyari should be sacked. Ministers are recognized by the constitution and not a Chief of staff.
“If it is true, what we read in the papers that a chief of staff walked out a minister, it is an aberration: Under the constitution, Ministers are recognized than personal staff, Buhari should sack him, he further urged.
The President’s campaign strategist who gave other perspectives about APC, also said it was wrong and that the party should call Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello to order if it was true he allegedly purchased exotic bullet proof cars worth $12million. “This is not part of our Manifestoes, and that is where the party should come in and call him to order. He revealed that Kaduna governor Nasir El Rufai has not bought a single car since the inception of his administration and that he was still using official cars of the previous administration. He however queried that this was where the leadership of the party needed to step in.