National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun says President Muhammadu Buhari will not put the party first in choosing his ministers as he will be all out for the best people to execute the work at hand.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Oyegun noted that even Nigerians who are non card carrying members of the APC are likely to serve as Ministers in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oyegun stressed that the background of such people do not matter as long as they are capable to deliver and serve the Nigerian people.
“We [the party and the president] agreed that we shall use all manner of people: politicians, technocrats, all manner of people even if not politicians, who can deliver and who subscribe passionately to the agenda of the president to move this country forward, irrespective of where the people come from; irrespective of whether the person is a card-carrying members of the party,” Oyegun said.
“What is important is the qualification of the person and the ability of the person to deliver on the ideas of Mr. President. What we are interested is in the ability of the people to bring up the ideas that will help Mr. President achieve the set objectives and the ability to deliver on what the President wants.
“Secondly, this is an executive function and the President has the right to consult as widely as possible. This means he might pick people within the party; people outside the party. It is a prerogative the President should exercise and we cannot question that. We are quite happy about the way he is proceeding,”