Buhari Thinking About Cabinet Overhaul Ahead Of 2019 Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously thinking about fixing up his cabinet in a bid to help his chances of winning at the 2019 presidential polls.
According to SaharaReporters, a source revealed that it could happen at Friday’s emergency meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), or it could be postponed till nextweek.
The emergency FEC meeting was only convened for approval for the 2019 Appropriation Bill, with the government hoping to present the budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly next week.
“The President is considering dropping ministers with political baggage, and those contesting, and is also hoping to strengthen his campaign spread,” he said.
Since he became the President in May 2015, Buhari hasn’t touched his cabinet.
The only ministers who have left their position are Aisha Alhassan, Kemi Adeosun, Amina Mohammed and Kayode Fayemi.
Aisha Alhassan popularly known as Mama Taraba, left her position because she was disqualified from contesting the Taraba State governorship election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Kemi Adeosun resigned from her position after she was exposed that she did not undergo the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Amina Mohammed resigned as Minister of Environment in February 2017 after she was appointed United Nations Deputy Secretary General while Kayode Fayemi, then Minister of Solid Minerals Development, left in May to contest the Ekiti State governorship election.