Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his insightful comprehension of the Nigerian socio-political landscape which the Senator says was made evident in the recently released ministerial list.
Praising Tinubu’s aptitude in Nigerian affairs via a social media video post on his official Facebook page on Friday, Senator Kalu said President Tinubu has shown a deep understanding of the intricacies and challenges of the nation’s polity.
“For me, the president has demonstrated capacity of understanding the diversity and geographical spread of Nigeria,” Kalu opined.
“I know many people will be complaining that some zones get more, and some did not get more, yes, it is in order, the constitution provides that every state must have one but I appeal that he should give south east one more to be able to have the sixth one that they used to have.
“To be honest with you, the ministerial list have shown that the president will understand the fundamental problems of Nigerians. Tinubu has shown an understanding of the rudiments of political processes.”
Senator Kalu was of the opinion that with the ministerial list, the president is setting an agenda, showing that he (Tinubu) is ready to run again come 2027.
Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has replaced a ministerial nominee, Maryam Shetty, choosing two others, Festus Keyamo and Dr Mariga Mahmoud.
This was revealed when Senate President Godswill Akpabio read out a letter by the President at Friday’s plenary session.
This came moments before the fourth round of screening commenced with a former governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, who mounted the podium at 12:14 pm.
Those awaiting screening also include former Governors Simon Lalong (Plateau), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
Others are Abdullahi Gwarzo, Bosun Tijani, Isiak Salako, Tunji Alausa, Yusuf Sununu, Ibrahim Geidam, Lola John, Shuaibu Audu, Tahir Mamman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Alkali Saidu, Heineken Lokpobori, Maigari Ahmadu, and Zaphaniah Jisalo.
Shetty’s name was however withdrawn from the supplementary list of ministerial nominees.