Abba Kyari, Other Aso Rock Cabals, In serious Danger, As Buhari Hires Heavy Security, Over New Ministerial List

By Post-Nigeria: June 27, 2019 08:42

Abba Kyari, Other Aso Rock Cabals, In serious Danger, As Buhari Hires Heavy Security, Over New Ministerial List

The Presidency, has ordered tighter security around President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura.
The enhanced security is also for the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and some other members of the President’s kitchen cabinet, following protests over the cabinet, which is yet to be formed.
Security Agencies who are screening the nominees from the States, are said to be trailing the sponsors of the attacks on Daura and Kyari.
It was also learnt that the President is finalising the consideration of the Ministerial nominees, with three shortlisted per State, for a broader perspective.
Besides, preliminary background checks on some of the nominees are still ongoing.
It was unclear last night, whether or not the President will have a 36-man cabinet or a 42-man team.
The Presidency, is said to have been disturbed about personal attacks on Daura and Kyari, for now.
Besides street protests against Kyari, in Abuja, there was also the invasion of Daura’s home, in Kaduna, on Tuesday.
The protesters, who Officials believe were sponsored, had assumed that the two Leaders and other members of Buhari’s kitchen cabinet could stop their Candidates from being Ministers.
It was gathered that the Presidency is bitter that the jostle for Ministerial tickets has become “personal assaults”.
A Presidential source said: “The Presidency has directed that security be strengthened for Daura, Kyari, and other close Associates of the President, who are being targeted.

“The challenge most lobbyists are having, is that the President is keeping the list of his incoming cabinet to himself. Not even APC Leaders or Governors, have access to the list.
“Some may have dropped names, but the President is always keeping quiet. It is difficult to read his mindset. So, attacking Daura and Kyari, was unfortunate. They do not have any role to play in compiling the list of those who will be members of the Federal Executive Council.”
Responding to a question, the highly-placed source added: “ Security Agencies are investigating those behind the unwarranted personal attacks on Daura and Kyari, and others being assumed to be in charge of the cabinet list, who are said to be sponsored. “I believe these Agencies will unmask them.”
Another source revealed that the final consideration of likely Ministerial nominees, is being done by the President.
Most States have as many as three nominees, from whom the President will pick  one.
The source said: “The list in most States comprises three nominees, but the President has adopted broader perspective in considering the nominees, including some former Ministers.
“Preliminary background checks on some of the nominees are ongoing. But before the President sends the list to the National Assembly, in July, the checks would have been concluded, and the best chosen for cabinet appointments.”

It is unclear if the President will retain the 36-man structure, or allow 6 more Ministers for each of the 6 geopolitical zones, to make 42.
“The Constitution allows either 36 or 42 Ministers.

“It is the prerogative of the President to determine what is best for the nation”, a Presidency source said.