President-elect reportedly rejects ministerial list from APC governors
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly rejected a list of ministerial nominees prepared by governor members of theAll Progressives Congress (APC).
The governors had visited Buhari on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, with a view to giving him the list.
However, the President-elect is said to have rejected the governors’ plan and informed them that he wasn’t mandated by the constitution to take such a list from them, according to The Tribune.
“The General was also very unequivocal when he was told that the governors want to submit a ministerial list to him. He clearly said he cannot go into that discussion. He insisted that the Constitution does not mandate him to collect such list from the governors…” an inside source said.
According to the source, Buhari told the governors:
“I do not think we can discuss that issue of Ministerial list. The Constitution clearly does not mandate me to take a list from the governors. To me, the governors should concentrate on getting good hands to help them in discharging their duties in the states.”
The President-elect is also said to have refused help to governors who were owing salaries in their states.
“The governors practically went out of the visit with their tails between their legs. The General first threw aside the request that he grant bailout to the states. He told them that the governors going for second term in office cannot complain about the state of the economy, having collected all their allocations to date from the Federal Government. He ruled out the possibility of bailout,”the source said.
The governors were led on their visit to Buhari in Abuja by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.