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Buhari rejects Tinubu’s nominees for ministerial positions

05 October 2015, 11:09

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected names of nominees for ministerial appointments submitted by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, reports New Telegraph.

The ministerial list, comprising 21 names, which was submitted to the Senate on Wednesday, did not feature any of the nominees compiled by Tinubu for the South-West, which is regarded as his major sphere of influence.

Also read: Obasanjo, Tinubu fight over ministerial nominees

Tinubu lost in all the states from South West, with Wale Edun nominated by him losing to former governor Babatunde Fashola in Lagos, Femi Falana nominated by him losing to former governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti and Prof. Pat Utom losing to Ibe Kachikwu in Delta.

A dejected Tinubu who had relocated to Abuja since Buhari came into power on May 29, hurriedly returned to Lagos last Thursday when the names on the list became public knowledge.

Before his return to Lagos, he and the former Interim National Chairman of APC,  Bisi Akande met with Buhari to know why the President rejected Tinubu and South-West leaders’ recommendations for the ministerial list. 

Buhari was said to have told them that since Tinubu produced the Vice President, he has to allow other stakeholders in the South-West to have a share of the appointments meant for the region.

Read more at New Telegraph.

- News 24


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