On Thursday the spokesman to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the last election, Daniel Bwala, has accused the Minister of State, Festus Keyamo, of trying to ambush the President-elect, Bola Tinubu for a ministerial role.
Bwala was reacting to Keyamo’s remark that it was unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to have appointed a minister of state.
He said Keyamo’s desperation and scheming might kill his opportunity.
Recall that Keyamo had said the office of the Minister of State was an aberration and unconstitutional.
He lamented that most of his colleagues were redundant in the last eight years but many have not had the courage to speak up.
Keyamo read this in his speech at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari to mark the end of the administration.
Reacting, Bwala tweeted: “He wants to ambush Tinubu to give him a substantive ministerial role, hence his argument that Buhari appointing him as minister of state is unconstitutional.
“That’s exactly how he wanted the role of AGF and went to the NASS confirmation hearing and was answering in this manner “If I become AGF” It got PMB’s chief of staff mad and they gave him an inconsequential role first under Niger Delta, the substantive minister then allegedly complained and he was further re-assigned to labour as “under secretary’ aka minister of state. Sources close to Tinubu revealed.
“My take is that desperation and scheming are killers of opportunity.”