Accord party presidential candidate Professor Christopher Imumolen has revealed plans to appoint his cabinet members based on merit if he is elected Nigeria’s president during next month’s elections.
He said the move was in line with the principle of inclusion and that he would appoint capable people from all regions of the country, according to a statement from his press office on Monday.
According to him, the task of rebuilding a nation like Nigeria, battered by years of poor leadership and corruption, needed the input of all Nigerians, including those of his co-conspirators such as Tinubu and Obi, who are also vying for the coveted position.
“The task of rebuilding our country is onerous. It’s not going to be a one man show. All those who have the idea and the ability to add value to governance, regardless of their origin or party affiliation, are called to do so.
“For his prowess and aptitude as a businessman of no small repute, I will appoint Peter Obi, the current Labor Party presidential candidate, as my trade and commerce minister, while Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will serve as an adviser, most likely in the political front for obvious reasons.
“You will agree with me that these men will be best suited for the roles I mentioned above due to their backgrounds in both private and public life.
“As I have said, the measure is intended to demonstrate that we are all partners in advancing our desire to restore our country to its lost glory, as well as deliver the true dividends of democracy to its millions of citizens.
“The measure is also intended to send the message that appointments will only be awarded to those who deserve it in the type of reformist government that we plan to execute.
“The concept of square pegs in square holes will be the guiding principles of our government under the Accord umbrella, the party that preaches unity and union,” the statement read.