Ezeemo Warns Buhari To Learn From Jonathan’s Mistakes

By KayCee May 31, 2015 20:38

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to appoint Mr. Femi Adeshina as his Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity and Ogbonaya Onu as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), reactions have trickled in.

According to the Publisher of Orient Daily Newspaper, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, President Buhari has to be wise about his appointment so as not to replicate same mistake former president, Goodluck Jonathan made during his tenure,

In a report made available by The Punch, Mr. Ezeemo urged the president not to appoint his cabinet members based on sentiments if he wants to genuinely fight corruption.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja,  Ezeemo explained that past leaders with good intentions in the country were usually let down by their cabinet members who were only interested in acquiring wealth.

He said, “The President cannot be everywhere, even though we see him to be an upright person. What I will suggest is he must make sure that in selecting people that will work with him,  he must pick people that can deliver.

“He should not pick people because they come from a particular geopolitical area not minding his or her ability to deliver on their mandate. If he does not heed to this and picks incompetent persons, they will let him down and he will be blamed for it.

“For instance former President Goodluck Jonathan had good intentions for this country but I am sure the people around him were more interested in what they could get and they were doing things with impunity.”

“President Buhari should therefore exercise caution in whom he picks to work with him. If he gets the right people to work with him, we will then be able to fight corruption collectively.

“There should also be CCTV cameras in all offices so that those responsible can monitor the activities that go on in the offices to checkmate corruption.”

Ezeemo is the chairman of Orient Communications, publishers of Orient Daily Newspaper, and former governorship candidate of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Anambra state.



By KayCee May 31, 2015 20:38