Buhari Disappoints APC

Buhari Disappoints APC

Following the reports that President Muhammadu Buhari submitted a list with certain people to be appointed ministers to the Department of State Services (DSS) and were already being screened caused the frustration among the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The alleged appointments had produced heated discussions among top party bigwigs and personnel at the national secretariat on September 14, even as some National Working Committee (NWC) members were locked in a meeting with governorship candidates from Bayelsa state.

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Out of seven NWC members who had shown interest in becoming ministers four names reportedly were sent to President Buhari for his attention.

A source at the party’s secretariat who pledged to be anonymous said the president had nominated the incumbent secretary to the government of the federation, Engr. B.D. Lawal out of the four names submitted by the APC leaders.

“It was not clear, however, whether the president would honour the remaining names,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier said that the presidency had sent about 20 names to the DSS for screening.

The list of those who were said to have been screened by the DSS include former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, Femi Falana (SAN), a former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former finance commissioner in Lagos state, Wale Edun and former managing director of Nigerian Breweries Limited, Festus Odimegwu.

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Others said to be on the list are Abubakar Malami (SAN), former Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazu (retd.); and former chief executive of the Federal Inland Revenue, Ifueko Omoigui- Okaru.

Meanwhile, another insider disclosed that President Buhari was considering some of the APC leaders for appointment as ambassadors to Nigeria’s embassies and missions abroad.

Prominent among those that may get the ambassadorial appointment are the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a national leader and former governor of old Abia state, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu.

Nigerian president is currently on a state visit to France.

However, even with the month of September already half gone and President Buhari reinstating his desire to announce his ministers before the end of the month, there is a growing anxiety in the country about the purebred of people to form his cabinet.

Source: Legit.ng

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