President Muhammadu Buhari has identified members of his former party Congress for Progressive Change (CP) he appointed into his cabinet.
According to him, they are the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Makami; Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; Minister of Water Resources, Suleman Adamu; and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadya Farouk.
It has been observed that the party is dominant in the Buhari government and its tendency to control the structure is at times fingered for the friction the ruling All Progressives Congress suffers.
Observers may also, in the Nigerian parlance and practice, describe the three ministries as among the most powerful and comparatively juicy.
Malami, however, appear to be the most dominant among them.
Performance-wise, time seems to be the phenomenon that will rate them.
Meanwhile, the President counted the blessings of the CPC on Tuesday when former State Chairmen of the defunct party visited him at the State House, Abuja.
He said, “I am delighted to welcome the forum of State Chairmen of the former Congress for Progressives’ Change to State House today. I accord great significance to this visit as it demonstrates a determination and commitment to identify with our administration.
“This visit recalls the solidarity with the successes that we have recorded in critical areas of our society. The visit also affords us the opportunity to discuss other issues of interest to the forum.
“I commend members of this forum and all members of the legacy party-CPC, for their continued dedication to the ideals of democratic governance that we all believed in.
“The doggedness with which we pursued our vision and goals that culminated into the success we recorded remain like bright stars in the history of our dear nation,’’ he added.
President Buhari said he was particularly grateful for the “unalterable belief the members of the CPC and, by extension the Nigerian electorate, had and still have in me as demonstrated in their unalloyed support for our electoral struggles which reflected in the results that we consistently recorded at the polls over the years.’’