Tinubu to appoint Kwankwaso as Minister?

President Bola Tinubu may have concluded plans to consider Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections for the Defence portfolio in his government.

Speculations had gained momentum after Kwankwaso had a meeting with Tinubu at the State House in Abuja a few weeks ago.

It is believed that their discussion revolved around Kwankwaso’s potential role in the upcoming cabinet constitution.

Recent reports indicated that Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano, might indeed be appointed as Defense Minister.

A reliable source, revealed that there was internal strife within the All Progressives Congress (APC) concerning the allocation of ministerial positions.

The source stated: “Based on my knowledge, the President’s team will include 20 influential special advisers who are likely to yield significant influence. They may form the influential inner circle.

“The APC is currently facing intense in-fighting, with some factions supporting former Kano governor, Umar Ganduje.

“However, Tinubu appears to have aligned himself with the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.

“Regrettably for Ganduje, he has lost his grip on Kano State and has consequently lost relevance. As a result, Kwankwaso stands a good chance of being appointed as the defence minister”, the source said.

While the official list of ministers from Tinubu is eagerly awaited, sources within the presidency and the All Progressives Congress leadership have hinted at the possibility of certain persons, including Kwankwaso, assuming roles in the government.