Intense lobbying and high wire intrigues have greeted the possible shake up of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
New Telegraph gathered over the weekend that the level of power play and lobby amongst serving and potential ministers appear to have created more power cartels within the seat of power.
Powerful northern traditional rulers are said to have been enlisted in the lobby game.
“Maybe, the story was not well timed. Soon after it broke that the president was considering replacing some ministers, the lobby commenced, but it got intensified between Christmas and the New Year period with a lot of powerful forces putting in a word or two for their preferred choices”, a source said.
New Telegraph also gathered that retired diplomat and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe was being considered to return to the Presidency. Curiously, Kingibe is among those secretly saddled with the responsibility of ‘suggesting possible inputs’ into the cabinet.