Revealed: President Tinubu's Alleged Preferred Ministerial Nominee from Ogun State

Revealed: President Tinubu's Alleged Preferred Ministerial Nominee from Ogun State

  • Wale Edu, who was recently appointed as the special adviser to the president on monetary policies, has been revealed to be President Bola Tinubu's preferred candidate for Ogun ministerial slot
  • Tinubu was said to have discussed Edun's nomination as a minister from Ogun state with the traditional rulers during some of his visits to the state
  • A source close to the presidency further disclosed that Edun was Ogun's preferred ministerial candidate for Tinubu during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has been revealed to be nursing the idea of naming Wale Edun, the recently appointed special adviser on monetary policies, as his ministerial candidate from Ogun State.

In an exclusive report on Sunday, July 16, The Punch disclosed that a source within the presidency revealed that President Tinubu had tipped Edun as the state's ministerial candidate.

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President Tinubu nursing to nominate Wale Edun as Ogun Minister Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Controversies on President Tinubu's ministerial list

There have been several reports on the calibre of individuals that should make President Bola Tinubu's ministerial list. Some have urged the president to appoint technocrats, while others urged him to reward party loyalty with ministerial slots.

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It was earlier reported that President Tinubu forwarded the names of the ministerial nominees to the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for screening.

However, the source did not mention if Edun's name would also be subjected to the EFCC and DSS screening if he was the President's preferred candidate.

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The source said:

“Edun’s case was one of the issues the President discussed with Ogun State traditional rulers when he visited them a few weeks ago.”

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Edun was said to be the preferred candidate of the Tinubu as minister under former President Muhammadu Buhari, but his slot was rejected by some bigwigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC). However, he report did not specify if it was in 2015 or 2019.

Dariye, others who served as governors with Tinubu but have been convicted earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu meeting with his 1999 class of governors on Wednesday, July 12, at the presidential villa was an eye-opening moment into what has happened to some part of them in the last two decades since they were first sworn in.

The former governors were the first set of elected state executives on the return of democracy to the country in 1999 after 16 years of military rule in Nigeria.


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