Tinubu’s Cabinet: Muslims lobby president-elect for more ministers than Christians

Indications emerged last week that the jostle for inclusion in the cabinet of the next federal administration had intensified as some Muslims pleaded with President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to give more ministerial appointments to members of their own faith than their Christian counterparts. They begged Tinubu to give Muslims in Muslim-majority states at least four ministerial appointments per geo-political zone after his inauguration. There are six states in each of the six geo-political zones viz South-South, South-West, North-Central, North-East and North-West. Only the South-East has five states. The 1999 Constitution (as amended) provides that each of the 36 states of

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