…By Babatunde Lucas for TDPel Media.
Tinubu’s Adviser Denies Ministerial Nominee List Reports
Dele Alake, President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, has refuted the recent reports regarding a list of ministerial nominees, dismissing them as “mere fabrications.”
Speculations had been circulating that the list would be submitted to the Senate during the current week.
However, Alake informed State House correspondents on Thursday that Tinubu would disclose the list to the public when he deemed it appropriate.
Executive Presidency and Decision-Making Authority
Alake highlighted that Nigeria operates under an executive presidency system rather than a parliamentary system.
Consequently, the ultimate responsibility for decision-making rests with the President, who determines the suitable timing to make the cabinet list public.
While acknowledging the various speculations and rumors circulating in the media, Alake emphasized that as a media professional, he found amusement in the attempts to generate attention through fabricated stories.
Fabricated Reports and Media Speculation
Alake dismissed the reports in the media concerning the ministerial list as baseless fabrications.
He reassured the public that there was no truth whatsoever to these claims.
He attributed such stories to the media’s pursuit of sensationalism and the desire to sell more copies or generate online engagement.
Timing of the Announcement
Alake reiterated that once President Tinubu is ready to unveil his intentions regarding the ministerial appointments, the public and the media will be promptly informed.
Until then, any information circulating regarding the list should be treated as unfounded speculation.
In conclusion, Dele Alake, Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu, categorically denied the existence of any ministerial nominee list, referring to such reports as fabricated.
He emphasized the President’s authority to determine the appropriate timing for the public disclosure of the list.
Alake further assured that the media’s speculations and rumors were devoid of truth, and the public would be promptly informed when the President decides to reveal his intentions regarding ministerial appointments.
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