The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has advised party chieftains to avoid having high expectations of being appointed as ministers by President Bola Tinubu, stating that not everyone can serve in the cabinet.
Adamu also explained the delay in the announcement of the President’s ministers and heads of ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), stating that Tinubu is engaged in extensive consultations before making an official announcement.
During a meeting with the National Working Committee and APC state chairmen in Abuja, Adamu emphasized that while every APC member has the right to hope for some patronage, it is not possible for everyone to become a minister or hold other high-ranking positions in the government.
He further stated that the nomination of ministers will be the first step, followed by the screening process and subsequent appointment and swearing-in by the President. Only then will the country know which minister will be assigned to each ministry.
Adamu assured the party chieftains that party loyalists at both the state and national levels would be considered for appointments, expressing hope that the government formed by Tinubu would provide some level of patronage to strengthen the relationship between the party and the government.
In addition to discussing ministerial appointments, Adamu also condemned the recent abduction of Ekiti APC Chairman, Paul Omotosho, by suspected kidnappers. He prayed for the swift recovery of the ailing Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is currently on a medical vacation abroad. Prior to his departure, Akeredolu had handed over power to his deputy in an acting capacity.