- President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list is said to be delayed by lobbies from former ministers
- The president has reportedly stopped adding names to his list of ministers despite the lobbying going on
- It was also said that President Buhari may send in the list of new cabinet by weekend
Intense intrigues and lobbying have reportedly restrained the submission of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list to Senate.
The delay is contrary to what the Senate earlier said that the list would get to it by Wednesday night, July 10.
This Day reports that, according to a presidency source, the president had stopped adding names to the list and asked that it be submitted.
In a related event also, it was also said that President Buhari also asked for the transmission of his application for the appointment of 15 special advisers.
This Day also reports that it gathered on Thursday night, July 11, that the nation might have to wait for some time to know new ministers.
It was also gathered that there are some past ministers mounting pressure on the president to come back to their former offices. However, the said former ministers were said to have met with opposition from party faithful who believed that Buhari should consider those who worked for his re-election.
“Party officials are strong in their position that they could not work for others to reap the fruit of their labour. They are insisting that most of the former ministers must give way to members of the party that made the president’s re-election possible,” the source said.
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Another presidency source said that the ministerial list should be sent by weekend.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Buhari stated that he is under tremendous pressure to name ministers for his second term in office.
The president made the disclosure on Thursday night, July 11, while chatting with State House correspondents, after dining with principal officers of the National Assembly.
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