There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his ministerial list on Monday, June 15, 2015.
It is also revealed that the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, will be announced Secretary to the Federal Government same day.
“The president is just waiting to receive the reports from the transition committee today (Friday) and thereafter review over the weekend.
“Barring any major contrary information in the transition committee’s report, Buhari should make this list public as early as Monday; that will shock everyone”.
All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed BolaTinubu is expected to make inputs into the list but his choices might see him clash with Buhari, sources said. The APC chieftain said recently that he was aware that Buhari wants a good mix of politicians and private sector players as members of his cabinet.
It would be recalled that President Buhari turned down the governors’ list, when he retorted that “I don’t appoint commissioners for the governors and so they cannot appoint my ministers.”
It is now very evident from President Buhari’s inaugural speech and his commentary on Senator Bukola Saraki’s recent emergence as Senate President, that all is not well between him and his ‘godfather’. President Buhari’s recent invitation to Fashola to accompany him to the G7 Summit in Germany continues to buttress watchers’ postulation that Fashola is indeed an anointed one.