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Guber race: President Jonathan may lose eight ministers, others

| July 14, 2013 More

As preparations heat up ahead of the 2015 gubernatorial elections across the states of the federation, over eight Ministers who are presently nursing governorship ambition may bow out of their respective ministries to concentrate on their dream.

Those who may part ways with President Jonathan include: the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike.
He’s gunning for the number one seat in turbulent Rivers State.

Sources have, however attributed the ongoing political tussle in Rivers State to the alleged governorship ambition of Wike. It has been revealed further that, there are several other suppressed scuffle in some states of the federation that “are merely being managed”.

Some of the Ministers include, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku (Nasarawa); Niger Delta Affairs minister, Godsday Orubebe (who is already at loggerhead with elder statesman, Edwin Clark) in Delta; Aviation Minister, Adaeze Stella Oduah is also eyeing the job of Anambra Governor, Peter Obi.
Police Affairs Minister, Caleb Olubolade also wants to oust Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi.

FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed is equally running for the governorship position in Bauchi State.

Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Patrick Morro is also being tipped by his kinsmen to succeed Governor Suswam of Benue State.

The Idoma people want Morro to break the jinx of their endless quest to rule the Food Basket State.

Investigations revealed that Jonathan might even lose more ministers, as others are yet to make their decision public.

DailyPost findings showed that President Jonathan had directed the respective Ministers to quit his administration on or before October this year.

Jonathan’s order; was said to have been informed by the rising allegations against the ministers that they were using their offices and also hiding under his cover to nurse their ambition.

A close insider who pleaded anonymity squealed that the slight delay in the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle was not unconnected to Jonathan’s awareness that some of his ministers would soon abandon him to pursue their respective career.

According to the insider, “There has to be a once and for all repackaging if at all the president needs to change his team; but as it is, reshuffling the cabinet ahead of October would create a vacuum to be filled again after October.”

However, the presidency has stated that President Jonathan does not need to mount pressure on any minister to quit since the laws guiding electoral matters were clear enough to guide the aspirants.

Clearing the air, Special adviser to the president on political matters, Barrister Ali Ahmed Gulak, has said that presidency had no knowledge of such decision.

He said rather than the president doing so, the laws governing time limits for affected officials shall suffice.

“It is not a thing we should worry about because it is not true. The president does not need to ask people to start to quit when in actual fact we all know the laws guiding our electoral environment.

“From all indications, some ministers with ambition to govern their respective states usually drop the president’s name in most things they do just to foster their ambition. In most cases, they deliberately misinform stakeholders within the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) knowing fully well that such people have little or no access to either the national leadership of the party or even the presidency to clarify issues.

“What we are seeing in Rivers State is not new in politics; we all know that the state governor may have been totally disrespectful to the president, we all detest it, but the crisis would not have gotten to this level if not for the dramatic involvement of Wike because he wants to run as governor.

“That is why Mr. President has humbly told those with such ambition to quit either in October or even before and pursue their dream, Gulak added

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