Check out the List of politicians that reject Buhari’s ministerial appointment
While several lawmakers have lobbied to be included on President Bola Tinubu’s list of ministers, while others have outright turned down the invitation to work for the current administration.
President Tinubu is yet to send his ministerial list to the National Assembly after assuming office on Monday, May 29.
PDP chieftain Chief Olabode George says he can nominate candidates
One of those persons who have rejected to serve as a minister under Tinubu’s administration is the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olabode George.
According to The Punch, George said he is too old to look for an appointment as a minister at this stage of his life.
George, however, noted that he can only assist in nominating competent candidates if he was approached or offered the appointment.
“I will give him people that have the knowledge from the party having been a manager of the party for years. If he says he wants me to help him get someone, there are millions of young people who still have all the energy to run around and not me.
“It is not for me, because I am not looking for a job. But if he calls me, we will discuss it before the party leaders, put heads together and nominate from our side somebody who is still young, agile, has the knowledge and can add value to this country.”
Former Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai says he won’t accept FCT ministerial role
Another prominent politician is the immediate former governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who said he would turn the offer to serve as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) again.
El-Rufai was the FCT minister under former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
He, however, did not speak on whether he will accept or reject a ministerial appointment if the president gives him another portfolio, Daily Trust reported.
“Even if offered, I’m not coming to Abuja. As I say, I never repeat class and there are many young people I know that I can recommend that would do even better job than I did as minister of FCT.
“I’m too old for this. I’m too old for demolition, get a young man with blood in his veins or a young woman.”
Former Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose says he will reject ministerial appointment
The former Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose said he would reject Tinubu’s ministerial nomination if considered
Fayose stated this during Channels TV’s late-night programme, Sunday Politics, in Abuja on Sunday, July 9.