Following the latest bad blood existing within the All Progressives Congress(APC),which was occasioned by the zoning pattern of the Party in the 9th Assembly, where the Southeast zone was completely relegated to the background,news filtering out of the Presidency, looks to be quite favorable to Abia State.
From reliable feelers,the President is said to have pencilled Abia State to have two Ministerial nominees.
It could be recalled that, during the Presidential election campaign, the President had promised Nigerians that he would in this second tenure run a large cabinet that would seek to redress earlier cries of non-inclusion by certain political constituencies and persuasions in his first term. The foregoing goes to tell why Mr President is expanding the number of Ministerial hopefuls and taking nominees from each State, making the number of States 36, including 1 from each Geopolitical zone,which brings the number to 43 when the FCT is added. To me,the number 43 is not too big for a nation with our numerical strength.
Our sources,also, revealed that the President has duly taken 2 Abia sons for the position of Minister. Despite the present ding- dong moves on the appointment of SGF,there is no gainsaying the fact that,barring any last-minute changes, Ebonyi State is set to land the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) job. From all indications, former Governor and immediate past Minister of Science & Tech., Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, is good to go. There are some who,even from a kilometer, could read the body language of Mr President. Such people insist that Dr Onu is the man;of course,all things being equal, as they say in Economics.
Hon. Emeka Wogu, the former Minister of Labour and Productivity in the Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration, is said to have been tipped for Trade and Investment ,while the Abia APC Deputy Governorship Candidate in the just-concluded 2019 election, Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike is said to have been tipped for Ministry of Justice.
In keeping with his promise, that he won’t have a Super Minister,one holding more than one portfolio as we saw during his first tenure with Fashola and Rotimi Amechi,President Muhammadu Buhari will now have an Attorney General in the person of Barr. Abubakar Malami and a Minister for Justice , Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike.
With all the above, Abia State is in a jolly good position to play very outstanding roles in the politics and Administration of President Buhari’s second coming, as Hon. Wogu and Hon. Azubuike are seriously pushing, using all arsenal to make it a reality. What is now left is for Abia people to get their acts together in order to ensure that this great opportunity and moment do not elude us. From all indications, Abia APC will be rewarded for their performance in the 2019 general election.