National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that President Buhari is keeping his candidates for ministerial appointments, close to his chest.
In a chat with Leadership on Wednesday, Mohammed said the President has not shared details of the identities of his prospective ministers with anyone.
He said: “We will wait for September, and whatever else anyone has said is just innuendos. I don’t know why Nigerians are in such a hurry. If a man has a mandate for 48 months, I don’t think it is inordinate to spend four months. Who will get medal because he appointed ministers within record time? It is the quality of the ministers – when they are able to deliver – that the country judges him with.”
“We have seen people that appointed ministers in the first month, what happened to them at the end of the day?”
“I know that there are informal meetings going on daily between the president and leaders of the party. I don’t think there is anywhere either at NEC, NWC or Caucus that anybody has discussed the issue of ministers. The president I know has kept this thing very close to his chest.”
“The constitution says there would be federal character in the appointment of ministers and I think the president is not going to violate the constitution.”