Buhari has sent a ministerial nominees list to the Senate for screening.
Glamtush reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of seven ministerial nominees for the replacement of ministers who resigned to run for the Presidential election.
Recall that Buhari prior to the APC primary election issued a directive to all appointees contesting the Presidential election to resign.
In the letter sent to the Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday, Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.
The letter read: “In accordance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I hereby forward the under-listed ministerial nominees for your confirmation.”
The nominees are:
- Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State
- Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State
- Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State
- Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State
- Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State
- Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State
- Odum Odih – Rivers State
However, the Senate has not fixed a date yet for the screening exercise.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nominated Senator Philip Aduda as the new minority leader to fill the vacant seat created by Senator Enyinnaya Abariba’s defection.
Also, the party nominated Senator Chukwuka Utazi as the new Senate minority whip.