Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in confusion over the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to request nominees for ministerial appointment, in less than three weeks to May 29.
While there have been media reports that the President might dissolve the Federal Executive Cabinet on May 22.,both the State Executive Committees and the National Working Committee had not been contacted to submit lists of nominees.
Speaking to newsmen in the weekend, a chieftain of the party, said, “We are still in the dark regarding the ministerial list. We have not been contacted by the NWC to submit lists but I don’t know if they are already handling that without our knowledge.
“But as of today, there is no communication to the state to that effect.”
A member of the APC’s NAW also sais, “It has not come up for discussion at our meeting; so, I have no idea what you are talking about.”
“We sense that one of the reasons the president travelled abroad was to stave off pressure arising from the ministerial list. You can imagine if some people invaded his residence while he was having a rest,” a government official told our correspondent,” said another.
Meanwhile, another member of the NWC revealed that the party might not have a role to play in the compilation of the list as everything was shrouded in secrecy.
The NWC member said, “Do you think the President would allow anyone to pick ministers for him? By now, you should know the style of the President.”