BIG SHAME!!! Buhari Quickly Removes Godswill Akpabio’s Name From The List Of New Ministers

By Post-Nigeria: April 24, 2019 09:04

BIG SHAME!!! Buhari Quickly Removes Godswill Akpabio’s Name From The List Of New Ministers

Emerging report indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari, has excluded Senator Godswill Akpabio from his list of new Ministers.

It was learnt that Buhari is favourably disposed to retaining the current Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, who is also from Akwa Ibom State.

Buhari is also said to have been impressed by the Minister’s level-headedness, and for serving as a bridge-builder between the Federal and Akwa Ibom State Governments, since coming on board and helping to create stability and harmony among the two tiers of government.

A Presidential source, revealed that despite Buhari’s admiration of Udoma’s towering leadership and administrative credentials, the Minister has made it clear that he will serve only one term and retire from public service, having put in many years serving Nigeria and its people, in different spheres.

The decision by Udoma not to serve again in the new cabinet, leaves Buhari with the option of choosing his cabinet member from Akwa Ibom State, from the duo of Godswill Akpabio and Senator Ita Enang, who currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant to the President, on National Assembly Matters (Senate).

Although, Akpabio will eminently fit into the Office because of his position as a former Governor, and the strong support he mobilised for the All Progressives Congress, APC, which enabled the party to score over 40 percent in the just concluded Presidential election in the State.

However, the APC in the State which is supposed to recommend a Ministerial Candidate to the Presidency, is said to be frontally opposed to the candidature of Akpabio.

The Political Stakeholders in the State, have made it clear that Akpabio should not be given such top position soon.

A power broker in the State, disclosed that they will rather stay without a Minister, than recommend Akpabio to become one; a post that would automatically elevate him to become an APC Political Leader in the State.

The choice of Ita Enang, which appears to be more appealing to the APC fold in the State, however hangs in the balance, since some of the Political Leaders feel that he has been in government since 1999; first, as Member of the House of Representatives for 12 years, and later as Senator for 4 years, before being appointed Presidential Aide in 2015, by Buhari.

Many Political Leaders are said to prefer Enang, a Lawyer, to Akpabio, apparently because of his calm political and conciliatory disposition.