The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu on Monday, explained the reasons why people should not be too hurry to see to President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list.
Senator Adamu who stated this during the meeting between the APC National Working Committee and all the party chairmen across the country, held at the APC’s National Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, said the reasons why President Tinubu’s ministerial list is being delayed is because of the necessary process the president has to follow before unveiling the list.
According to him, the delay in the unveiling of the President’s ministers and heads of ministries, departments, and agencies was because Tinubu was carrying out an extensive consultation before making an official announcement of the list.
Premium Politics reported that the National Working Committee of the APC held a crucial meeting with State chairmen across the country on Monday, July 10, 2023.
But it was gathered that Adamu and the National Working Committee called the meeting.
The meeting, which started at about 1:45 pm on Monday, was called by Senator Adamu and the NWC, and it had Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori, Borno Chairman, leading the other 31 Chairmen across Nigeria.
Speaking at the meeting, the APC national chairman told party chieftains not to be too expectant about the President’s ministerial list, even though loyal members would make Tinubu’s cabinet.
According to him, the President could not appoint everybody as a minister; noting that their expectations should not be high.
“Every APC member has an inherent right to hope to get some patronage.
“We cannot all be ministers of the government. We cannot all end up as board members, directors of parastatals, and MDAs across the country.
“President has just started. He is doing his extensive consultations before coming up with his nominees for ministers.
“The nomination of the ministers will come first. They will go through their screening until they are pronounced after they have been submitted before Mr President.
“He will formally appoint his ministers and swear them in. Only then will he disclose each of them to the country to know which minister is going to which ministry and how many ministries we are going to have.
“After that is done, the ministers will assume office, and make a comprehensive report, starting from all the ministries and MDAs under them, before we know what vacancies exist for chief executives, directors and part-time directors.
“These are some of the exercises that will take place in the next two months. It cannot happen by next week. But certainly, that is what we should be expecting.
“But we do expect some patronage from the government that we are forming.
“It is our hope and prayers that Mr President will come along with us in that regard and strengthen the relationship of the party in the states and at the national level will enjoy some level of patronage in the new government.
“Those are the key issues that we do hope to share with you in the course of this meeting,” he stated.
However, the Chairman condemned the kidnapping of Ekiti APC Chairman, Paul Omotosho, and also prayed for the quick recovery of ailing Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is on health leave to receive proper healthcare in the United Kingdom.