Presidential candidate of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress, Mohammadu Buhari, meets with US Secretary of State at the US Consulate in Lagos January 25, 2015. US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that peaceful and timely el ~ AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
Abuja - Barley a week after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the March 28 presidential election, serious lobbying has begun for key positions in his cabinet, reports The Guardian.
APC leaders and other top shots, state governors, as well as influential lawmakers and traditional rulers are already mounting pressure on Buhari and influential leaders of the party to get either themselves or their nominees to be appointed into the new cabinet due to be inaugurated when Buhari is sworn in on May 29.
Scores of interested parties and individuals are pushing for the slots allegedly allotted to their states or zones.
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Serious political manoeuvering is going on in the South East over the Senate President seat.
The desperation of the APC chieftains from the South East has been so much that it has been suggested that Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the current Deputy President of the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should decamp to the APC so that he can take the top job if the APC leadership is disposed to zoning it to the South.
Read more at The Guardian.
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