Nigerians Await President Tinubu’s Cabinet Picks Amid Regional Preferences

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Nigerians in various states eagerly await President Bola Tinubu’s choices for cabinet ministers.


Within the All Progressives Congress (APC), party members express their preference for appointing “genuine party members” to key positions.

Ondo State: Speculation and Recommendations from Governor Akeredolu:

In Ondo State, where Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is currently absent, speculation swirls regarding potential ministerial appointments.

Sources reveal that President Tinubu requested three ministerial candidate recommendations from each state governor.

In Ondo, names like Ambassador Olusola Iji and Hon Isaac Kekemeke are being mentioned for the ministerial slot.

State party representatives emphasize their desire for ministers who will prioritize their regions’ interests.

Osun State: Favoring Former Governor Gboyega Oyetola:

In Osun State, there is a preference for the immediate past governor, Gboyega Oyetola.


Party chiefs believe Oyetola’s close relationship with President Tinubu could benefit the APC.

Oyo State: Governor Makinde’s Potential Influence:

Sources suggest that Governor Seyi Makinde may have the opportunity to present his preferred candidates for ministerial positions in Oyo State.

However, this proposal faces resistance within the APC, as party officials believe they should reap the benefits of their efforts during Makinde’s re-election.

Ogun State: Uncertainty Surrounding Nominees:

It remains unclear who will be nominated from Ogun State, as former Governor Ibikunle Amosun and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole reportedly show interest in ministerial roles.

Anambra and Enugu States: Advocating for Genuine Party Members:

The Anambra State Chapter of the APC advocates for appointing genuine party members as ministers.

Dr. Valentine Oliobi, the state Publicity Secretary, believes this would boost morale among party members.

In Enugu State, Dr. Josef Onoh, former spokesman for Tinubu in the South-East, is considered a favorite due to his consistent defense of Tinubu in the region.


As anticipation grows, the cabinet selections by President Tinubu will not only unveil his strategy but also provide insight into the political future of different regions in Nigeria.


The preferences emerging from various states, based on their party representatives and alliances, add an additional layer of intrigue to the process.

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