‘Ministerial Slot Reserved for El-Rufai’: Senate, Tinubu Get 1 Urgent Demand From Northern Forum

Aug 19, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • A northern group has described the non-confirmation of the ex-governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, as a conspiracy
  • The group, Like Minds Forum of Nigeria, maintained that the development so far is a move by some elements seeking vengeance against El-Rufai
  • The Nigerian Senate was urged to clear and confirm the former governor to douse the tension surrounding his appointment

A group, Like Minds Forum of Nigeria, has criticised the controversy surrounding the ministerial appointment of the former governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai.

Bola Tinubu, APC, Senate, Nasir El-Rufai, A group, Like Minds Forum of Nigeria, the former governor of Kaduna state
Northern group sends an important message to Tinubu, Senate over El-Rufai’s ministerial slot.
Photo credit: The Senate President – Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nasir El-Rufai
Source: Facebook

The northern group berated the Nigerian Senate for withholding the confirmation of El-Rufai, as a minister, describing it as procedurally wrong and politically defective.

Northern group demands ministerial slot reserved for El-Rufai

The Forum, including some political appointees who served in the El-Rufai administration, observed that the process of El-Rufai’s confirmation as minister after being nominated by President Bola Tinubu has taken the shape of a conspiracy against the former governor, Channels TV reported.

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Addressing a news conference in Kaduna on Thursday, August 17, the convener of the group and a former commissioner for education in the state, Professor Shehu Muhammad, however, called on the Senate to immediately clear and confirm El-Rufai as it did to other ministerial nominees in order to douse the rising tension and confusion in the north and other parts of the country.

Buhari’s aide reveals El-Rufai’s location

Bashir Ahmad, a former digital media aide to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed the location of the former Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, days after he missed out on the ministerial confirmation at the Nigerian Senate.

Ahmad, in a post shared on Twitter via @BashirAhmaad, on Tuesday, August 15, put up a photo of El-Rufai.

The former digital media aide captioned the photo thus; “Chilling in Beirut.” Beirut is the capital and largest city in Lebanon.

How SSS’ allegations led to El-Rufai’s non-confirmation by Senate

The former governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, who many thought had a smooth sail, was among just three nominees whose ministerial confirmations were withheld.

The two others the Senate suspended their confirmation were a former senator from Taraba, Sani Danladi, and a nominee from Delta State, Stella Okotete.

Source: Legit.ng



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