Buhari cabinet: Govs Senators, Reps, lose power to pick nominees
Indications have emerged that the government of Muhammadu Buhari will not toe the same lane as his predecesor especially in appointments. It is becoming clearer by the day that contrary to what obtained in the last 16 years, state governors appeared to have lost influence to make input into the appointment of ministers.
The governors, especially those elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have found it difficult to penetrate President Muhammadu Buhari to pick their nominees as ministers.
Also, some Senators, who are godfathers in their states, might be unable to install their stooges as ministers.
The President has shown in-deference to the principle of Separation of Powers, proving that he may not accept imposition of nominees on him by some leaders of the National Assembly.
But the jostle for ministerial ticket is assuming a hot race in Kwara, Sokoto, Gombe, Enugu, Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Katsina, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, and Bauchi,
Investigations showed that apart from deference to party supremacy, President Buhari has largely been his own man in appointing members of his cabinet.
It was learnt that although some governors had attempted to recommend some nominees, the president is insisting on merit.
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