According to reliable sources, the list includes prominent figures such as the immediate past Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, current Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Dele Alake, former governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, Wale Edun, immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Also included are Adebayo Adelabu, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Beta Edu, the Commissioner for Health in Cross River State and National Woman Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speculations about a government of national unity have also surfaced, suggesting that some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might be included in the list.
Sources said that the list will contain 43 names, one nominee per state, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), making a total of 37 nominees. Additionally, it will include one name from each of the country’s geo-political zones.
“He will be sending 43 names; he is expected to send 43 names, one nominee per state, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, that’s 37. The list will also include a name from each of the geo-political zones in the country,” a source told Vanguard.
Another highly-placed source who corroborated the President submitting the list to Senate today, informed Vanguard that “all things being equal, the list should be unveiled today.
‘’I know Mallam Nasir el-Rufai is on the list; the lawmaker representing Lagos East senatorial district, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, too may be on the list if he is not changed.
“Former Osun State governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola too is there. Legal luminary, Mr Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, may likely emerge as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice because last week, he was still being debated.”
With the impending release of the list, Nigerians are eagerly awaiting Tinubu’s official announcement, as various purported ministerial lists have been circulating on social media.