Former Military Personnel Advises Buhari on How to Select His Next Cabinet Members

  • Magaji speaks on Supreme court judgment in Zamfara.
  • He hopes Buhari will appoint trusted and tested hands this time around.

A legal practitioner and a retired military officer, Dr Mohammed Bello Magaji has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on how to go about the selection of his ministers for the second term in office.

Magaji, who is also a University lecturer, who pointed that Buhari’s choice of his cabinet members will either make or break his government in an interview with The Sun newspaper said from what has been seen, his former ministers who have performed below expectations.

“I hope this time around he will go for people who are tried and tested particularly technocrats with the ability to deliver as against party persons who are bereft of ideas to move the country forward. His selection of ministers will make or break him and his party.

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Speaking on the Supreme Court judgment in Zamfara that returned all candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elected after the court ruled that the All Progressives Congres did’s hold a primary election, the retired military personnel said the judgment is a watershed.

“It once again brings to the fore the need for political parties to adhere to internal democracy. It further shows that dictatorial tendencies of perceived and so call godfathers is gradually downplayed.

“It is a most welcomed decision and moves the bar of our democratic growth forward. Giving effect to the Supreme Court’s decision brings to fore the need to amend the electoral act.

“This is to forestall the ugly situation where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reissue Certificate of Return to those who were victorious at the court and withdraw the earlier ones issued.

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“This would be averted if the Act provides for a stay of issuance of a certificate of return till pending cases heard and judgments delivered. “

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