By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has directed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, to inaugurate all the boards under their ministries within one week or face the wrath of the party.
In a letter addressed to the ministers, dated 11th July 2018, the APC chairman expressed displeasure that the ministers failed to reconstitute the boards which according to him contravened the position of the National Executive Council and the presidential directives to all ministers, describing it as a great disrespect to the party.
According to Oshiomhole’s Media aide, Simon Ebegbulem, the letter said: â€œthis is to inform you that the attention of the National Working Committee has been drawn to your refusal to inaugurate members of the re-constituted boards under the supervision of your ministry.
â€œThis contravenes the position of the NEC, National Caucus and the Presidential Directives to all ministers to inaugurate boards of parastatals under their ministries. We find this attitude as disrespect to the President and disservice to our great party.
â€œThe party will henceforth no longer tolerate any appointee of government at all level who continue to willfully disregard lawful instructions from either the government or the party.
â€œIn the light of the foregoing, you are hereby directed to inaugurate all the boards under your ministry within one week, failure of which the party will take appropriate disciplinary measures against you,â€ it stated.