ABUJA – An early minute brow between President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the platform on the All Progressives Congress may be in the offing as Buhari has asked the governors to steer clear of his ministerial list.
Vanguard gathered that Buhari is contemplating a system operated in the second republic during the era of National Party of Nigeria, NPN, where appointment of ministers was done by the national secretariat of the party and not by the governors.
A source at the National Headquarters of the APC yesterday said that Buhari had directed the leadership of the party to pass the message of non interference to the governors.
According to the source, Buhari could not find any justification for the state governors to choose Ministers for him after they had chosen their own commissioners without unnecessary interferences from the federal government.
Vanguard learnt that there had been a list of Ministers submitted by the governors which was rejected.
The source also hinted that the president-elect was not happy with the governors on their inability to pay workers’ salaries after collecting their states allocation from the federal government.
It will be recalled that APC governors had recently met with Buhari in Abuja where they requested his intervention to pay salaries of workers, noting the dwindling state of the economy.
But Buhari reportedly asked them to pay salaries having collected their allocation.