Monday, 24 April 2017

Shocking As Buhari 'Nominates' Oshiomhole, 1 Other, To Replace Babachir Lawal As Substantive SGF

“Two names featured prominently on the list. They are Adams Oshiomhole and Olorunnimbe Mamora.”

Emerging report on Monday morning, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, is considering replacing the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal,
with the immediate past Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, or the former Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Both men are said to be on a shortlist that is currently before Buhari, as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo-led Panel, kicks off the investigation into the management of funds meant for humanitarian assistance in the North-East.

Speaking on the development, a reliable Presidency source said: “The general belief is that Babachir Lawal may not survive the findings of the Probe Panel, so a shortlist has been drawn up.

“Two names featured prominently on the list. They are Adams Oshiomhole and Olorunnimbe Mamora.”

As a result, with the suspension of Lawal, the Presidency source said Oshiomhole has been listed as one of the candidates being considered as the new substantive SGF.The source recalled, that Buhari had on the expiration of the tenure of Oshiomhole in November, last year, told Oshiomhole that he deserved a federal appointment, having in his estimation, done well as a two-term Governor of Edo State.

About two weeks before Lawal’s suspension, Oshiomhole was sighted in the Presidential Villa, where he had visited Buhari and held a closed-door meeting with him.

Although, the purpose of the meeting was not made public, sources believed that it might be connected with the consideration of the former Governor, for an appointment.
Those pushing for Mamora, it was learnt, were said to have held the position that the former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and two-term Senator, was the most marginalised among those who worked assiduously for Buhari’s victory at the 2015 polls.

A reliable source disclosed that the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is one of those who have been unhappy that Mamora, who was the Deputy Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation during the electioneering, had been left out in the cold, since Buhari assumed office almost two years ago.
It was further gathered, that those making a case for Mamora, were of the view that he had waited for almost two years,and that he deserved nothing less than the SGF’s office.