President Buhari to take action on ministers at FEC meeting
- President Buhari is reportedly planning to reshuffle his cabinet at the FEC meeting
- This is coming after Aisha Alhassan's endorsement of Atiku Abubakar
- A source said the president is not considering outright sack of the ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly planning to reshuffle his cabinet at the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, September 13.
According to report, this was as a result of tension caused by Aisha Alhassan’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for 2019 presidency.
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A reliable source of the presidency said President Buhari was said to “have been contemplating a rejig of his cabinet” and that the “outright sack of ministers was in doubt.”
“You know PMB has not really been in the country this year; he might have reshuffled before now. But recent episodes have raised the question of how much appointees are committed to their job.
“But with the declaration by Mama Taraba, the president is likely to remove those he feels have underperformed as well as those who are not loyal.
“It is not really a hard task for him. He appointed all the security heads, so all he needs to do is give directive for reports of movements, meetings and calls made by his appointees”.
However, Femi Ojudu who is special adviser to the president on political matters said: “My brother I know nothing about that. I left Abuja four days ago. I am in Ekiti as I speak and will be back on Tuesday.
“If some people are saying that, I cannot confirm. So right now, I have no information about the soeculation. I will be back on Tuesday, we can talk again then”.
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The national working committee of the party promised to meet concerning the minister of women affairs comment on Monday, September 11.
Mustapha Salihu who is the national chairman of the party in the north east said: “This is a national issue. I think by Monday, we will sit and we will address the matter, but I can assure you that there is no cause for alarm. Our party is intact and on ground”.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar hailed Aisha Alhassan for stating that she would resign if the latter decides to continue in office beyond 2019.
Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, also confirmed her loyalty to Atiku and stated that she was not scared of being sacked by Buhari.
In his reaction, days after the issue generated widespread controversy, Atiku said there was no better way the minister could have expressed her belief than how she did it.
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