TRENDING #TheList: Buhari’s ministerial nominees…>
President Muhammadu Buhari finally sent the first set of list of his ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation late Wednesday. During his Independence Anniversary address, he explained that subsequent lists would be forwarded to the Senate in due course.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki confirmed receiving the list and that sent anxiously waiting netizens on frenzy as #TheList which was already in use gained momentum, battered with tweets, comments, status and posts.
Bukola Saraki@bukolasaraki’s initial tweet read: “I can now confirm that I just received #Thelist of Ministerial nominees”
On the submission time of the list which from the photo op showed 4:59pm SK - Sola Kuti@SKSolaKuti wrote “Mediocrity is celebrating the submission of a ministerial list. Celebrating its submission after closing hours is mega mediocrity.”
Some netizens posed a hacking challenge. A daring Umeh Oma@UmehOMA tweeted: “All of you that are claiming to be hackers or those that leak exam questions, oya come and leak #TheList.”
Some had praises for the President men. “The fact that the presidency can keep secret #TheList of 36 nominees this well, signifies PMB has got some very loyal staff/advisors,” Mustapha@mustafaramalan tweeted.
Critics were out in full force as Chairman@Fonskyy tweeted: “Secondly, there’s no excuse for not having a proper cabinet by now. Cabinet, not #TheList is what we expected in September.”
Battycash@Batarhe - “I’ll have my team/cabinet they said. 120 days later all we have is #TheList. God punish devil.”
Adelaja Adeoye@AdelajaAdeoye - “Buhari promised to form cabinet on or before September ending.”
Ohimai Godwin Amaize @MrFixNigeria was out to set the record straight. “For the records, we don’t have a cabinet yet. NOMINEES will still undergo Senate screening before we have a cabinet, sometime in October.”
Meanwhile Saraki told anxious netizens who were demanding for the content to wait till Tuesday “Following tradition of @NGRSenate, envelope containing #Thelist of Ministerial nominees will remain sealed till plenary on Tuesday,” @bukolasaraki tweeted.
Coincidentally #Thelist was also trending in America but for reasons related to fashion and paparazzi.