According to SaharaReporters, governors of Kano and Kaduna, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Nasir El-Rufai, are now bidding for a position in Bola Tinubu’s cabinet.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, are also vying to be the ‘President- elect’s’ chief of staff.
After receiving a majority of the vote nationwide and 25% of the vote in 29 states, Tinubu was proclaimed the winner of the presidential election held on February 25 by the electoral authority, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on March 1.
Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, and 15 other candidates were beaten by him.
Recent exclusive reporting by SaharaReporters detailed Tinubu’s trip to Europe for medical treatment after becoming ill after taking the Pills.
According to the ‘President-elect,’ who confirmed the rumor, he traveled to Paris, France, and would then travel to the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia to rest and arrange the transition plan.
The ill former governor of Lagos, however, hasn’t been spotted in public since his journey abroad, and a return date for him is unknown.
In an interview with SaharaReporters on Friday, a source claimed that certain current and former governors have also expressed interest in holding other cabinet roles.
In the first 60 days after taking office, Tinubu is required to provide the National Assembly a list of his ministers.
A measure that President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed mandates that the president and governors submit the names of individuals nominated as ministers or commissioners to the Senate or state house of assembly for confirmation within 60 days of taking the oath of office.