Nigeria – According to a Tribune report, the south western part of the APC is enmeshed in a power struggle over President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees.
Reports say APC leaders Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande have had no joy with the nomination as their candidates were rejected for some states.
However a new slot opened up following Buhari’s rejection of ex president Olusegun Obasanjo’s nominee which godfathers in the region are scrambling to secure.
Front-row gladiators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-West are locked in a battle of wits, following the release of ministerial nominees in four states, with fierce battle raging over the control of the outstanding two, Sunday Tribune reports.
The final pick from three states of Lagos, Ekiti and Oyo, were said to have been a shocker for certain godfathers and leaders who were reportedly self-assured that their own nominees, different from those announced by the media, would emerge having submitted their names to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Though the official list is yet to be made public by Senate President Bukola Saraki, indications emerged on Thursday that the current list circulating in the media, is same as the official one sent to the senate by Buhari.
Sunday Tribune contacted a couple of the nominees mentioned in the media Thursday night and they confirmed first-ever contact from the presidency, demanding their Curriculum Vitae.