Anxiety, Suspense as Senate Unveils Tinubu's Ministerial Nominees Today

Anxiety, Suspense as Senate Unveils Tinubu's Ministerial Nominees Today

  • President Bola Tinubu's ministerial list has created anxiety and suspense as many Nigerians are curious to know the calibre of individuals who will make up the list
  • The president was reported to have forwarded the list to the National Assembly on Tuesday, and it is expected to be read on the floor of the Senate today, Wednesday, July 19
  • There were earlier reports that the list was forwarded to the DSS and EFCC for scrutiny, a strategy the president allegedly deployed to strike out some nominees, including ex-governors

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FCT, Abuja - The much-awaited ministerial list of President Bola Tinubu is expected to be made public today, Wednesday, July 19.

This is because it was learnt that President Tinubu sent the list to the Senate on Tuesday, July 18, after spending 50 days in office, and it is expected that it would be read on the floor of the Red Chamber during plenary today.

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President Tinubu to unveil ministerial list today Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Why there are controversies surrounding President Tinubu's ministerial list

It was widely reported that the clerk of the National Assembly, Magaji Tambuwal, received the president's letter containing the ministerial list on Tuesday.

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President Tinubu was reported to have subjected the list to the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for scrutiny.

Some sources have claimed that the move was the president's strategy of striking out some political allies, bigwigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC), traditional rulers, and technocrats, whose nominations cannot be outrightly rejected.

When President Tinubu will unveil his ministerial list

Tolu Ogunlesi, an ex-aide to former President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, July 16, hinted that the much-awaited ministerial list would be unveiled this week, adding that some people will rejoice while others would lament when the list is released.

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The President has until July 27 to unveil the ministerial list as the new law mandated him and governors to forward the names of their ministers and other cabinet members to the national or state assembly between their first 60 days in office.

APC denies President Tinubu called CJN Ariwoola over hearings at PEPC earlier reported that the APC has reacted to the allegation that President Bola Tinubu had a telephone conversation with CJN Olukayode Ariwoola.

Felix Morka, the spokesperson of the APC, expressed that the allegation from Jackson Ude, Labour Party and Peter Obi campaigner, was false information.

Morka, who said the APC and President Tinubu won the election, accused Ude of making an intentionally misleading and mischievous comment.


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