Fayemi, Soludo Sighted In Aso Rock Villa, Visits CoS
The Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, were yesterday sighted at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, filling visitors’ forms on their way to the office of Alhaji Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari under the impressions they may have been there to push their names to be considered for ministerial appointments.
Fayemi who wore a dark-colored kaftan with a cap entered the Chief of Staff’s office about 30 minutes after Soludo.
Although Soludo did not see President Buhari during the visit, his presence at the Villa seemed to raise eyebrows at a time the President is concluding work on the list of ministerial nominees he would be sending to the National Assembly before the end of this month.
It will be recalled that the President had repeatedly assured Nigerians that he will form his cabinet before the end of this month.
Soludo, who was the CBN governor during the administrations of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and late Umar Yar’Adua, was critical of the immediate past government of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on the financial management and the handling of the economy, which he said was brutally raped.
Fayemi was the Director of Policy, Research and Strategy in All Progressives Congress Presidential campaign organization.
Many believed that Soludo’s critical outbursts on the eve of the presidential election in March helped to sway sympathy and votes for President Buhari.