Ministerial list: Ambode’s loss, Mamora’s gain

Posted by News Express | 27 July 2019 | 2,388 times

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•Ex-Governor Ambode

About the biggest shock in the list of ministerial nominees released by President Muhammadu Buhari during the week was the missing name of the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. Until the list was released early in the week, it looked as sure as daybreak that Ambode would be one of the first names on it.

Buhari’s visit to Lagos on Ambode’s promptings earlier in the year to commission some projects had been touted by many as all that was needed to confirm the bond between the President and the former governor of Lagos State.

His political lieutenants also did little to alter that belief as they were said to have boasted at every turn before the ministerial list was released that Ambode was Abuja bound after failing to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a second shot at the governorship seat.

Their confidence in this regard was said to have been boosted by the fact that earlier rumour that President Buhari was contemplating appointing Ambode as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ended in the realm of speculation, hence they expected him to be compensated with a ministerial appointment. (The Nation)



Source: News Express

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