Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to discuss his new Ministerial list with them.
The Governors, however, maintained that the matter of a cabinet for the President’s second term, was purely his (Buhari) decision, and he should appoint whosoever he wishes.
The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, stated this when he briefed State House Correspondents, at the end of the President’s meeting with the APC Governors, at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Asked if the Ministerial list was discussed, he said: “No. It is an Executive decision.”
He stated that they came to celebrate the victory of the party, in the emergence of the National Assembly presiding Officers’ positions, and to thank the President on the various interventions to State Governments.
He added: “This morning, Mr. President graciously granted audience to Progressive Governors Forum.
“We came to congratulate him on the National Assembly elections, and thank him for the confidence he had on the Progressive Governors Forum members, who participated actively in all the processes that led to the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan, as Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, as Deputy Senate President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as Speaker (House of Representatives), and Hon. Ahmed Wase, as Deputy Speaker.
“Furthermore, we used the opportunity to thank Mr. President in all he has been doing, and all the successes recorded in the areas which he campaigned upon, and by extension, our party, which are security, economy, and accountability.
“We are quite happy with his support for States, where close to N2 trillion was given to States, in form of restructuring of loans, refunds on Federal roads, refund for Paris Club, which has helped encourage economic activities in the States, payment of salaries, payment of pensions, payment of gratuities, and overall investment by infrastructural spending.”