President Muhammadu Buhari sent a letter this morning requesting that Ahmed Musa Ibeto be withdrawn from the ministerial list that the president had submitted.
No official reason was provided for the president’s decision to drop the former Niger State deputy governor.
A source in the presidency has told Naijiant.com that there was a massive protest from Ibeto’s home state against his nomination because he came from the same senatorial district as the current governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the Secretary to the State Government also come from the same district.
The source said the mistake was down to “poor screening” of the candidate before the original presentation of his name to the Senate.