A former lawmaker and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Bwala, has taken a swipe at some of the ministerial nominees, accusing them of being failures.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Friday, Bwala claimed that a person who served as a minister, became a governor for eight years and then chose to go back to be a minister could be described as a failure.
“A person who was a minister then became a governor and served for 8 years, AND CHOSE to go back to be a minister (in other words, to repeat a class) he/she is a failure, and his conduct in the 21st century is REPUGNANT TO NATURAL JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND GOOD CONSCIENCE. It’s like becoming a commissioner, then a governor, and back to be a commissioner again,” Bwala wrote.
Bwala’s statement is likely a dig at the former Rivers and Kaduna States governors, Nyesom Wike and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, respectively. Both men have been nominated as ministers by the president, and their nominations have been met with some criticism.
Bwala’s comments have also sparked a debate on social media, with some people agreeing and others disagreeing.
Some people have argued that Bwala is right to criticize the nominees, saying they have already had a chance to serve in government and should give others a chance. Others have argued that the nominees are qualified for the positions and that their experience will be valuable.
The debate is likely to continue as the Senate considers the ministerial nominees.