As President Muhammadu Buhari’s much-awaited ministerial list is being expected any moment from now, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained a sealed lip regarding its inputs even as it insisted that it will not comment on the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
The position of the party was announced by the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, while addressing journalists shortly after an emergency meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at its national headquarters in Abuja, yesterday.
When asked to explain the party’s contributions to the list of ministers, Oyegun said: “We know that the president will do what he needs to do. What happen or did not happen between us and the President is a matter for the party as a family. It is a family affair, but he will do what he needs to do, when he needs to do it. You can trust him on that.”
When further asked about the party’s position on the travails on Saraki, Oyegun,, who was speaking in company of both deputy national chairmen for North and South; national woman leader; and the national publicity secretary of the party, said there was nothing to say as the matter is pending before the court.
“Well, that matter is in court I wouldn’t want to say one word about that,” Oyegun said.
Meanwhile, the national chairman has assured that the Board of Trustees (BoT) organ of the party will soon be inaugurated, saying its busy schedule was responsible the non-constitution of the crucial body.
He said, “You know that we have been pretty busy, but I want to assure you that it will soon be inaugurated.”