Buhari to decide fate of Malami, others who shelved political ambitions: Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari will determine the fate of those ministers who shelved their political ambitions.
Speaking to journalists after Federal Executive Council (FEC), Mr Mohammed said he needed to confirm the status of the returning cabinet members on whether they have been properly reabsorbed or otherwise.
”Right now, I need to cross-check. I need to confirm again from Mr President what the situation is. You see the final decision on who is going, who’s coming back, who’s not going lies with Mr. President,” the minister said.
The meeting was presided over by Mr Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Abubakar Malami was physically present at the council’s meeting on Wednesday. At the same time, the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen and Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, attended the meeting virtually from their various offices in Abuja.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who also rescinded his decision to participate in the forthcoming party’s primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was reported to be on an official visit to South Africa.
Mr Malami had withdrawn his governorship bid, while Mrs Tallen shelved her ambition of vying for a senatorial seat in Plateau state after President Muhammadu Buhari bade farewell to members of his cabinet last week.