National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. George Moghalu, yesterday distanced himself from some groups engaging in media campaigns on his behalf to be appointed into the yet- to-be constituted cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. He also declared that he has not engaged the services of any persons or groups to lobby on his behalf either covertly or overtly just as he added that his antecedents over the years in politics are sufficient to speak for him if the need arises.
In a statement released and signed by him in Abuja, the APC National Auditor stated that appointments into the Executive arm of the Federal Government is the sole prerogative of President Buhari, saying he believed that the President will nominate for appointment the best qualified candidates that will execute the duties of the office they are assigned. It said, “It has been brought to my notice that certain groups have embarked on a media campaign to lobby for my appointment into the Federal Executive. Let it be on the record that these persons are acting of their own accord.
I have not, and I do not intend to engage the services of any persons or groups to lobby on my behalf either covertly or overtly. “I believe that my antecedents over many years in politics are sufficient to speak for me if ever the need arose. “If I am called to serve, I will do so to the best of my abilities.
Till then, I will continue to serve my party and my country in my present capacity as National Auditor and member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). “In over three decades in politics and public service, I have never been associated with any acts that will suggest unseemly clamour for political office. I do not desire to change that record now. “I advise these self appointed lobbyists to disengage from their activities forthwith. The challenges of nation building at this critical time are too big for us to get distracted by the pursuit of individual ambitions, “ Moghalu said in the statement.
-Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja