Chief Osita Okechukwu, an associate of President Buhari and the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has stated that APC national leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, had no reason to complain of marginalisation because his interest was being well catered for in the Buhari-led government.
“Buhari is faced with the task of repositioning Nigeria for development. This is a more urgent task than the 2019 power game. He has been elected to put the country on the path of development, and that’s what he’s doing. If you talk about marginalisation in government, Bola Tinubu cannot complain. His interest is well served in this government. He has not come out to express the discontent that we have read about in the newspapers.
“The current government is an amalgamation of five interest groups: the CPC, which produced Buhari, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which produced Vice President Osinbajo, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), which produced the Minister of Science & Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the new the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), which produced Senate President Bukola Saraki, as well as diverse individuals and groups from other political groups who joined the APC before the 2015 elections.
“Those who came together to defeat the PDP want to have their own share of the spoil, mainly through appointments, which have not been forthcoming because this government met an empty treasury. The only substantial amount in the purse when Buhari came in was used to bailout states who owed workers salaries for many months,” he said.