Saraki: I won’t re­veal names till Tues­day

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

The Se­nate has fi­nally re­ceived the list of min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees but the Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki said the names would not be made public un­til Tues­day.

The list came well af­ter the Se­nate had ad­journed sit­ting to Tues­day. To­day be­ing In­de­pen­dence Day is a public hol­i­day.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that as a rule the com­mu­ni­ca­tion/ let­ter from the Pres­i­dent is only read on the floor dur­ing ple­nary.

The list was pre­sented to Saraki yesterday by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari ‘s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent on Na­tional Assem­bly (Se­nate), Sen­a­tor Ita Enang.

The Pres­i­dent’s

emis­saries had a brief meet­ing with Saraki be­fore pre­sent­ing the list.

The meet­ing held be­hind closed door and only the trio were in at­ten­dance. No Sen­a­tor and Aide of Saraki were present.

Saraki had in his twit­ter han­dle around 5.20pm con­firmed re­ceiv­ing the list.

In a phone in­ter­view, the Spe­cial Ad­viser to Saraki on Media and Pub­lic­ity, Yusuph Olaniy­onu said the list will not be made public un­til Tues­day dur­ing ple­nary.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the fail­ure to re­veal the names of the nom­i­nees will con­tinue to fuel spec­u­la­tions re­gard­ing who is is in and who is out.

Names of those who are said to be on the list are Kay­ode Fayemi, Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazau, Ola­gun­soye Oyin­lola, Ro­timi Amaechi, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Charles Soludo. Oth­ers are Ba­batunde Fashola, Og­bon­naya Onu, Chris Ngige, are also be­ing men­tioned as pos­si­ble names on the list.

Daily Trust re­ports that the list may con­tain sur­prises when it is fully re­leased as de­vel­op­ments in the re­cent ap­point­ments by the pres­i­dent showed.

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