Paul Ibe, a spokesman for a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar Tuesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of shifting the attention of the country from the Shiite-police clash by releasing the much-awaited ministerial list.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the spokesman for Mr Atiku said the president used his 43-man ministerial nominees’ list to deflect the narrative of the ‘avoidable’ death of about 13 persons during the shites’ protest in Abuja.
“Buhari releases ministerial list ostensibly to deflect the narrative of the avoidable deaths following the Shiites protest of Monday,” Mr Ibe wrote.
Recall that on Tuesday, it was learnt that Mr Buhari had sent the names of a 43-man ministerial nominee list to the Senate for onward confirmation.
Among the nominees, only a few Buhari’s former ministers appeared on the list. Some of them include: Chris Ngige, Hadi Sirika, Rotimi Amaechi, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Adamu, Babatunde Fashola and Lai Mohammed.
Others in the list are Uche Ogah, Emeka Nwajuiba, Sadiya Farouk, Musa Bello, Godswill Akpabio, Sharon Ikeazor, Ogbonnaya Onu, Akpa Udo, and Adebayo (Ekiti).
Also, Timipre Sylva, Adamu Adamu, Shewuye (Borno), Isa Pantami, Gbemi Saraki, Ramatu Tijani, Clement Abam were also declared as part of the nominees.
Paullen Tallen, Abubakar Aliyu, Sale Mamman, Abubakar Malami, Muhammed Mamood, Rauf Aregbesola, Mustapha Buba Jedi Agba, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Mohammed Dangyadi.