A former PDP presidential campaign spokesman, Daniel Bwala, has blasted newly inaugurated ministers who started with stern warnings to stakeholders.
He started this Wednesday, during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. Recall that on Monday, President Bola Tinubu inaugurated 45 new ministers who began duty with immediate effect.
According to Bwala, the initial statements of some ministers indicated that they had a clear idea of what they were going into.
“There are others, maybe they have an idea, we don’t know, but their first speech with the Nigerian people is threatening fire and brimstone,” he said.
“To us, we felt that somebody who does that probably does not have a firm grasp of the role he is going to play or an idea of where he is going.
“Sometimes, even if you do, priority also matters. If you have too many issues, you know which one comes first, which one comes second.”
Bwala praised the selection and performance of Lateef Fagbemi, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, during the screening process.
He emphasized Fagbemi’s “stellar” fundamental goal of upholding the law, which, in the minister’s opinion, “simply means abiding by the law and that the vision of Mr. President should key into the rule of law.”
The PDP stalwart added “For example, him being a lawyer, the creed of our law practice is that every legal practitioner is to promote the rule of law, foster the course of justice and not to be engaged in any conduct that is unbecoming of a legal practitioner. That is striking.”
Bwala’s objection follows Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), issuing a demolition notice to owners of properties that are obstructing the master plan of Abuja.
Upon reception of office, the FCT minister had said to anyone who has developed where they are not supposed to, “Your house must go down”, regardless of your status.