Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State,Babatunde Fashola(Lagos) and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso(Kano) are among the45 names already forwarded to security agencies for screening as a prelude to their nomination as members of General Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.Though Kwankwaso is a senator elect,it was learnt that Buhari wants him as one of his ministers.
Aside from the above named governors, other nominees undergoing checks by security agencies include Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola ,former Osun State governor and former PDP National Secretary ;Chief Bode Mustapha ,former PDP National Auditor,and APC stalwart from Ogun; Engineer Segun Oni. –former Ekiti State governor and APC Deputy National Chairman (South/west); Dr Kayode Fayemi,immediate past gov of Ekiti State;Dr Abba Ruma , former Minister for Agric and Water Resources and Chief Kanu Agabi ,former Minister of Justice
Other names on the list include Mr Donald Duke ;former Cross River state governor;Mrs Yinka Folashade Oredola ,a pharmacist from Ondo state;Mr Rotimi Akeredolu , former Gubernatorial candidate of ACN, (one of the legacy parties of APC) in Ondo state;Engineer Funsho Kupolokun;Ms Bisola Adegbenro from Ogun State;Isaiah Danjuma, son of Gen. TY Danjuma from Taraba State;Dele Momodu;Kehinde Lawanson, a former ED of First Bank and Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN , former Minister of Justice.
It was learnt that their names have been forwarded to the Department of State, DSS, Directorate of Military Intelligence(DMI) and the National Intelligence Agency(NIA) for security checks.
Once cleared by the security, these men will form the core of Buhari’s cabinet, it was learnt.