Findings have revealed that delay in announcing the full cabinet members by the Kwara State Governor is largely due to his efforts to satisfy major Kwara APC Stakeholders.
According to sources in the party, Abdulrazaq’s move is to ensure that every tendency within the ruling of All Progressives Congress, APC, is better represented in the administration.
A top party leader who asked to be anonymous gave details that the Governor, as part of his move efforts, has personally met with the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed and a few others to request them to send in nominees for the new cabinet.
Also highlighting that the need to give Lai and others more presence in the Government was a major reason for the dissolution of the cabinet in the first place.
The Governor after meeting with the Minister in Abuja where they discussed the cabinet composition has asked the Minister to bring the names of his nominees, making the request that he prefers a combination of men and women for a balanced cabinet.
It is said that the feelers Lai and others fighting the Governor are saying they want the former chairman Basheer Omolaja Bolarinwa to be returned in the cabinet.
The Governor does not seem to be in support of the condition given with the request interpreted at the APC national secretariat to mean that the Minister wants to have absolute control of the party to the detriment of the Governor and other stakeholders who barely agree with him.
AbdulRazaq had recently released a first list of seven commissioner nominees who have since been confirmed by the House of Assembly.
Another source said “The challenge now is that the Governor we know may be forced to return his former cabinet members if the camp of Alhaji Lai Mohammed and others do not come up with their cabinet nominees while insisting that BOB must return. I hope reasons prevail so that the party can move on,” he added.
Efforts to reach the spokesmen of the Governor proved futile while calls made to the Minister of Information and Culture did not get through.