Buhari President reportedly planning to compensate Tinubu with 4 ministerial slots

Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara emerged Senate President and House of Reps speaker on June 9, 2015, in defiance of the APC’s wishes.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly planning to allot four ministerial slots to All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu in compensation for the loss of the Senate Presidency and the House of Representatives Speakership.

APC leader, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari play

APC leader, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari

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Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara emerged Senate President and House of Reps speaker on June 9, 2015, in defiance of the APC’s wishes.

Leaders of NASS, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara play

Leaders of NASS, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara

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According to The Tribune, Tinubu is angry that Buhari didn’t do more to ensure that the APC’s chosen candidates, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, won the positions hence the President is said to be putting measures in place to mend his relationship with the party leader.

House of Representatives member, Femi Gbajabiamila  and Senator Ahmed Lawan play

House of Representatives member, Femi Gbajabiamila  and Senator Ahmed Lawan

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A Presidency source reportedly told The Tribune that one of those measures is the allotting of the ministerial slots to Tinubu.

Buhari flanked Bola Tinubu (left) and the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun. play

Buhari flanked Bola Tinubu (left) and the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun.

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APC NEC meeting in Abuja on July 3, 2015

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The party leader has remained uncharacteristically silent since Saraki and Dogara’s emergence and also failed to attend the APC’s National Executive Council meeting which was called on July 3 to address the crisis.

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