Nigerians React As Ambode Fails to Make Buhari’s Ministerial List

Nigerians have taken to social to give diverse reactions to the omission of Akinwunmi Ambode and Solomon Dalung from President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of 43 ministerial nominees to the ninth senate assembly for the screening and confirmation.

Many had expected the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode to be on the ministerial list as compensation after he fell out of the governorship race to Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while some commentators applaud the omission of Solomon Dalung who was the Minister for Youth and Sport.

However, with the introduction of 19 new names on President Buhari’s ministerial list, some Nigerians could not hide their amusement to the exclusion of Akinwumi Amode despite that Lagos state produced two names on the list – Babatunde Fashola and Adeleke Mamora.

Here are some of the comments:

A Twitter user wrote: “Finally, The Ministerial List is Out. So Ambode didn’t make the list.”

Akintunde: “I am pained. So on top, all the waka wey Ambode follow Buhari do for the campaigns, the local man didn’t make the list. Aiye ma ni ika o.”

@Jayohwhy: “The list is quite interesting. Buhari is no different from Jonathan. It is based on a reward for delivering wards in the last election. But the omission of Ambode shows Tinubu is a force. All indications were that baba would appoint him against Tinubu’s wish.”


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