President Muhammadu Buhari has started a process of consultation with top members of his party on his ministerial nominees as he held a closed door session with two top leaders of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in the Presidential Villa to consult with the President on issues, which some President’s aides said were not unconnected with the formation of his cabinet.
Buhari, Tinubu and Akande went into a closed-door session earlier today and have not emerged from the meeting as at the time of filing this report.
According to reports, Tinubu and Akande arrived the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at about 3.15pm, while the meeting is taking place inside the president’s office.
The appointments so far made by President Buhari has been generating condemnation from across the country, as critics of his government expressed disappointment on the lopsidedness which favoures only the northern parts of the country.
In an interview he granted the BBC lately, Buhari explained that the appointment he made so far was to favour his most trusted friends, who according to him had suffered with him for many years without compromising in any way.
He said the constitution of Nigeria empowers him to appoint anyone of his choice who he could work effectively with.
While in far away Ghana, Buhari had assured Nigerians that he will not delay in naming his cabinet members before September 30 this year.
Buhari had said shortly after taking over power that he will not concede to state governors and other pressure groups on the choice of his Ministers as the case had been under the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)