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How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by midolian(m): 3:44pm On Sep 19, 2015
It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to constitute his cabinet.

What Nigerians are keen on, however, is knowing those who would make the final list Buhari will send to the National Assembly for confirmation.

Already, a number of individuals – professionals, technocrats and politicians – have been screened by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The process recently concluded has confirmed the president’s intent to meet the end of September deadline he set for himself regarding the much-anticipated ministerial list.

But indications have emerged on how former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, have been slugging it out in recent weeks to have their candidates make the final list as well as get certain ministerial positions.

Obasanjo, it was leant, was given two ministerial slots of Ogun and Osun, while Tinubu and South-West leaders would fill the four other slots remaining in the region.

According to New Telegraph, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance and a nominee of Tinubu into the cabinet, Wale Edun, “has become the first casualty of the ego war.”

Tinubu had recommended Edun to Buhari as Minister of Finance and has been screened by the Department of State Services (DSS).

He may now be replaced by Chairman, Citibank Nigeria Limited and one-time Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Yemi Cardoso, as a Lagos representative in the cabinet.

DAILY POST gathered that drama over Edun started when a group of influential Lagos indigenes, including traditional rulers and some of his colleagues that served in the Tinubu administration, kicked against his choice as a Lagos State ministerial nominee.

According to them, Edun is not a Lagosian only that he has lived all his adult life in the state.

But Tinubu insisted on Edun’s candidature and requested that Edun be named as Ogun State nominee, a move Obasanjo and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun resisted because they already have a candidate.

Obasanjo then sent word to Tinubu to stop pushing Edun as Ogun State nominee, because he was someone whose work and career were rooted in Lagos State.

The Ota farmer also cited the example of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo whom he considered to be more of a Lagosian than an Ogun indigene, but was nominated by Tinubu as Vice President.

Obasanjo and Amosun have agreed to give the state’s slot in the cabinet to a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Auditor, Chief Bode Mustapha.

Other Obasanjo’s nominees are former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun); former Governor of Ekiti State and Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Segun Oni (Ekiti); former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili and former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.

Obasanjo in his first visit to Buhari in Abuja submitted the names and got favourable assurances.

In his second visit, Obasanjo reminded the president of his candidates and the promise Buhari made to him.

“The president assured Baba that not all will be ministers,” a source had told DAILY POST after that meeting.

“But that those who do not make the ministerial list would get other appointments. Ambassadorial slots part of the altnernative.”

It would be recalled that less than 48 hours after the two retired generals met, Tinubu and former Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, visited Buhari to inform him that South-West APC leaders would not accept a situation where Obasanjo would determine those who become ministers.

New Telegraph further quoted a source that Tinubu and Akande did not oppose the choice of Oyinlola as a minister representing Osun State in respect of an earlier agreement.

“It was a moral issue. Obasanjo is not a member of the APC and cannot appropriate the positions of the zone to himself. The South-West leaders have been meeting for two months on the ministerial nominee, only for Obasanjo to sit in Ota and draw up a ministerial list. That is why the leaders kicked against the idea.

“That will be killing the party in the South-West. He can’t be an alternate APC. Obasanjo should be respected as a leader, but he can’t hijack what belongs to the region. “On Obasanjo’s ministerial list, former Governor Oyinlola featured just as his name featured from the list submitted from the state.

“There was no resistance to Oyinlola’s nominee because that was part of the agreement before his defection from the PDP to the APC. The party has fulfilled one leg of the agreement by ceding the senatorial slot to Senator Isiaka Adeleke who also defected from PDP to the APC.”

Meanwhile, Buhari would submit the ministerial list to the National Assembly next week either before or during his trip to New York on Tuesday for the United Nations conference.

The newspaper also reported that Buhari may have settled for Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and former Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as the nominee from the state.

He and former Governor of old Abia State, Dr. Ogbannaya Onu, lost out in the race for Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Onu is now expected to be filled in as the candidate for Ebonyi ministerial slot.

Respected economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, is the likely nominee of Delta State. He is being backed by professionals in APC led by Osinbajo.

Former Governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, may be forwarded as Kano candidate despite being a serving senator.

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazzau, is also expected to make the list. It is not know if Buhari will make him Minister of Defence.

For Edo State, former Executive Chairman, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omogui-Okauru or a former Special Adviser to Obasanjo on Programme and Policy Monitoring, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, may get the state’s slot.

In Kwara, a former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, may fill the state’s slot, except Buhari requests another name. Reason: Abdullahi is a close ally of Senate President Bukola Saraki, whom the president seems uncomfortable with.

Abdullahi was the Deputy Director, Directorate of Policy and Strategy of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation. Should he fail to make the list, enter National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Ekiti slot still looks dire for former Governors Niyi Adebayo, Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi after Buhari personally expressed interest in human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).

In fact, Osinbajo and Tinubu, are pushing for his candidacy as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice while ambassadorial slot for Ekiti is reserved for Fayemi.

In Adamawa, Boss Gida Mustapha, a lawyer and member of the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee set up by the president, may become minister. Mustapha lost the APC governorship ticket to incumbent Governor, Senator Bindow Jibrilla.

In Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN), is highly favoured.

He is also a member of the transition committee and has been a long time associate of Buhari since his days in Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) where he was National Legal Adviser.


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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by agarawu23(m): 3:45pm On Sep 19, 2015
Politics sha


But I don't trust this man called OBJ undecided

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Imortal001(m): 3:46pm On Sep 19, 2015
Park well, obj and tinubu.

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by midolian(m): 3:47pm On Sep 19, 2015
I hope baba comes up with the best men..I can see some tested and trusted hands here cool

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by samuel900(m): 3:48pm On Sep 19, 2015
Well sha
Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 3:49pm On Sep 19, 2015
Jagaban VS Ebora owu! grin

You just gotta love politics

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by omenka(m): 3:49pm On Sep 19, 2015
#Politics... smiley

Real life game of Chess.

You just gotta love it. smiley

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by OZAOEKPE(m): 3:50pm On Sep 19, 2015
"connections in high places, tell me how this country go take better?"

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Chosen1984(m): 3:50pm On Sep 19, 2015
Baba Vs Jagaban!!!
But i can't believe Oyinola is being Considered!!!

Oyinlola - Military Governor
Oyinlola- Civilian Governor
Oyinlola- MINISTER AGAIN!!!!!!! HABA

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by omenka(m): 3:52pm On Sep 19, 2015
Chosen1984:
Lop
You get epilepsy?? Which one come be "Lop" again?? cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by SeverusSnape(m): 3:53pm On Sep 19, 2015
OZAOEKPE:
"connections in high places, tell me how this country go take better?"
Oya. "quote me anywhere".

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by DankemzI(m): 3:54pm On Sep 19, 2015
Why are this recycle bin nominating Ministers

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by okenwa(m): 3:58pm On Sep 19, 2015
Impressive analysis
Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Vivalavida99(f): 4:04pm On Sep 19, 2015
Obj check mating Tinubu since Nigeria return to civilian rule. tongue

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:10pm On Sep 19, 2015
To many former this former that. Now I understand why Buhari is not keen on this ministers thing

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Aminat508(f): 4:11pm On Sep 19, 2015
grin grin.



"Qoute me Everywhere" ( ozaoekpe) cheesy

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:11pm On Sep 19, 2015
DankemzI:
Why are this recycle bin nominating Ministers
The thing sef don tire Buhari hence his empowering perm secs

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:12pm On Sep 19, 2015
so buhari dey fear Obj.... why cant buahri choose his own technocrats?..... n o wonder OBJ cant be probed....hahaha.... spineless presido grin grin grin grin

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by omowolewa: 4:14pm On Sep 19, 2015
Baba too like Soludo

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:16pm On Sep 19, 2015
crixtex:
so buhari dey fear Obj.... why cant buahri choose his own technocrats?..... n o wonder OBJ cant be probed....hahaha.... spineless presido grin grin grin grin
He has what he needs in the civil service, obj and co can have the "noise makers"

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by midolian(m): 4:21pm On Sep 19, 2015
crixtex:
so buhari dey fear Obj.... why cant buahri choose his own technocrats?..... n o wonder OBJ cant be probed....hahaha.... spineless presido grin grin grin grin
For giving some experienced persons a say in his government, you call him a spineless presido? If he decides to do it all on his own, you ll call him a sole administrator..right? SMH

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by 48noble(m): 4:26pm On Sep 19, 2015
Winter is coming...game of Thrones

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:34pm On Sep 19, 2015
midolian:
For giving some experienced persons a say in his government, you call him a spineless presido? If he decides to do it all on his own, you ll call him a sole administrator..right? SMH
Lol.. Midolian.. hasnt he been doing it alone ever since

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:38pm On Sep 19, 2015
Obiagelli:

He has what he needs in the civil service, obj and co can have the "noise makers"
So u call Ministers noise makers wat will u call d president??

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by drss(m): 4:40pm On Sep 19, 2015
hahahahaha tinubu n obj selecting angels for buari's holy cabinet.

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by midolian(m): 4:42pm On Sep 19, 2015
crixtex:

Lol.. Midolian.. hasnt he been doing it alone ever since
lol..let's assume he has been doing it alone(which you are not happy about)..and now, he he is not doing it "alone", shouldn't you be happy? grin

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by chytex91(f): 4:43pm On Sep 19, 2015
Battle of the Titans. Lets see how it pans out.
Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by wasco24: 4:44pm On Sep 19, 2015
kiss
Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Demmocrats(m): 4:44pm On Sep 19, 2015

Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:44pm On Sep 19, 2015
Tinubu how market?

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by kennyman2000(m): 4:45pm On Sep 19, 2015
Hmmmm.. I foresee another chaos here

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Re: How Obasanjo Scuttled Tinubu’s Ambition Of Producing Buhari’s Finance Minister by Nobody: 4:45pm On Sep 19, 2015
crixtex:
So u call Ministers noise makers wat will u call d president??
Buhari

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