By Bola Kougbe
Ben Carson, neurosurgeon and former US presidential hopeful, has revealed why he spurned an offer to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-formed cabinet.
Carson, on Facebook, said, “My decision not to seek a cabinet position in the Trump’s administration has nothing to do with the complexity of the job as is being reported by some news outlets.
“I believe it is vitally important for the Trump’s administration to have many outspoken friends and advisers who are outside of the Washington bubble.
“It is vital to have independent voices of reason and reconciliation if our nation is to heal and regain its greatness. I will continue to work with the transition team and beyond to build a dynamite executive branch of government.”