Following the appointment of special advisers, lobbyists have been submitting resumes (CVs) of potential candidates to the Presidency, which are being collected for screening.
By Johnson Atoukudu:
The competition for ministerial positions within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has caused internal conflicts in some state chapters. Governors, former governors, and party leaders are engaged in a battle to secure positions for President Bola Tinubu. In addition to APC stakeholders who claim they worked for the president during the previous presidential election, leaders from other parties, including the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), are also vying for spots in the ministerial list.
According to sources, President Tinubu is legally obligated to announce his cabinet within 60 days after assuming office on May 29 and submit it to the Senate for confirmation. It is expected that the President will send the list of nominees to the Senate when it reconvenes on July 4. One of the arguments put forth by APC leaders and members is that only “genuine APC members” should be appointed, as they feel that their contributions to the party were taken advantage of by outsiders in the previous administration.
Following the appointment of special advisers, lobbyists have been submitting resumes (CVs) of potential candidates to the Presidency, which are being collected for screening. Despite the lobbying efforts by governors, former governors, and leaders from various parties, multiple sources indicate that President Tinubu has not revealed the individuals likely to be included in his cabinet.
Sources also reveal to Waffi TV that, even close aides of the President are unaware of the potential ministerial nominees. A trusted associate of a former governor mentioned that CVs of potential nominees are being collected, but no names have been mentioned thus far. Another source informed Vanguard that with the President keeping the list confidential, party leaders are left speculating about the potential candidates.