The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has threatened the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige with suspension over the delay in the appointment of boards under his ministry.

Oshiomhole, who had last week handed a seven-day ultimatum to Ngige to constitute boards of various agencies and parastatals under his ministry or face suspension, told journalists at the State House that if he fais to comply with the ultimatum, he would not only throw him out of the party but also ensure that “rebels” of his kind are kicked out of the cabinet.

The APC chairman was in Aso RocK to meet with the President's Chief Staff, Abba Kyari.

“If the Minister refuses we will suspend him from the party. You know we must return to internal discipline. For me it is the height of mischief for any minister, you cannot purport to be honourable minister and you act dishonourably and nobody is greater than the party.

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"And if the President condones disrespect for his office, I will not condone disrespect for the party. And when we expel the minister we will prevail on the president that he can’t keep him in his cabinet people who have neither respect for his own decisions nor have respect for the party without which they would not have been ministers.


"There is no independent candidate in our system, nobody, I emphasis no minister is above the party and they have taken undue advantage of the president’s fatherly disposition," he said.

Oshiomhole said it was the same “green pen” that made them ministers that also appointed the board members that they are refusing to inaugurate.

He said it was illegal for a minister in a democracy to subvert the powers of the boards because the laws establishing the institutions are clear.

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