9 Former Governors in Tinubu’s Ministerial Appointed list

On August 2, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu transmitted his final list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

The President submitted 19 more ministerial nominees to form his cabinet, in addition to the 28 names he sent to the Senate last week.

In total, the President has nominated 47 people including former governors for ministerial appointments to drive his renewed hope agenda.

The following are the nine ex-governors on the President’s list of ministerial nominees

Adegboyega Oyetola

Adegboyega Oyetola served as governor of Osun State from 2018 to 2022. He lost his re-election in 2022 to Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Oyetola’s nomination will represent Osun State in Tinubu’s cabinet.

Atiku Bagudu

Atiku Bagudu was the governor of Kebbi State , between 2015 and 2023.

He was among the northern governors who declared their support for Tinubu long before the primary election of the All Progressives Congress in June 2022.

Bello Matawalle

The immediate-past Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle made the second batch of President Tinubu’s ministerial list.Matawalle was among the northern governors who helped Tinubu to actualise his lifelong dream. He believes his victory in the 2023 presidential election was a win for democracy.

Ibrahim Geidam

He served as Governor of Yobe State from 2009 to 2019.

Geidam’s nomination is meant to fill the Yobe slot as the President didn’t pick anyone from the state in his first list of ministerial nominees.

Simon Bako Lalong

As Director-General of the Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, the former Governor of Plateau State played a vital role in Tinubu’s election. After losing his senatorial election, his ministerial nomination came both a consolation and a reward for his efforts.

David Umahi

The Past Governor of Ebonyi State. He served the state from 2015 to 2023.Umahi, who currently represents the people of Ebonyi South Senatorial District will leave the National Assembly to join the executives once his nomination is confirmed by his colleagues.

Nyesom Wike

Wike, was the Governor of Rivers State from 2015 to 2023 is one of the politicians who were rewarded with ministerial appointments for their political support.

Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

Mohammed Badaru served as Governor of Jigawa State from 2015 to 2023. He was on the President’s first list of nominees.He is a staunch supporter of Tinubu, who according to him was instrumental to his emergence as Governor of Jigawa State in 2015.

Nasir El -Rufai

Nasiru El-Rufai was one of the northern state governors in the APC who pushed for the party’s presidential ticket to be zoned to the south.

Like other ex-governors, the nomination of the former Governor of Kaduna State is a thank-you gesture from the President.

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