ABUJA, Nigeria — Following President Bola Tinubu‘s inauguration, Nigerians anticipate a swift transition as the new president is expected to announce his cabinet within the next 60 days, in contrast to his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.
This was confirmed by James Faleke, the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council and a representative of Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
“Of course, within 60 days, that’s what the law says. He can announce anytime but I just know he must do it within 60 days,” Faleke said on Monday, May 29, 2023.
The extended delay in announcing a cabinet by Buhari, who took six months after his 2015 inauguration to unveil his ministers, was widely attributed to the slow start of his administration. With Tinubu at the helm, the nation expects a different approach.
Faleke, however, remained discreet when asked about his possible inclusion in Tinubu’s cabinet.
He stated, “It is the prerogative of the APC powerbroker to choose members of his cabinet,” emphasizing the president’s autonomy in selecting his team.
The APC Secretary also highlighted the unity that Tinubu’s inauguration had inspired, noting the presence of members of opposition parties at the Eagle Square event.
This symbolic act underlines the nation’s hope for a more inclusive and effective administration as President Tinubu embarks on his presidential journey.