The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to discuss ministerial lists with them.
But they maintained the matter of a cabinet for the President’s second term was purely the President’s decision.
The President, the Forum said, should appoint whosoever he wishes.
The Chairman of the APC Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the President’s meeting with the APC Governors at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On whether the ministerial list was discussed, he said” “No. It is an executive decision.”
According to him, they came to celebrate the victory of the party in the emergence of the National Assembly presiding officers positions and to thank the President on the various interventions to state governments.
According to Bagudu, some of the interventions included the Paris Club refunds, the budget support fund and the refund for money expended by states on federal roads.
“Furthermore, we used the opportunity to thank Mr. President in all he has been doing and all the successes recorded in the areas which he campaigned upon and by extension our party, which are security, economy and accountability.
“We are quite happy with his support for states where close to N2 trillion was given to states in form of restructuring of loans, refunds on federal roads, refund for Paris Club, which has helped encourage economic activities in the states, payment of salaries, payment of pensions, payment of gratuities and overall investment by infrastructural spending.
“We are also appreciative of increased investment in agriculture which has been because of conscious decision to support agriculture as a way out of economic challenges and provide economic growth.
“We also congratulate Mr. President that despite drop in incomes, the value for money that he insists upon has begun to pay off in terms of more security across the country even though some challenges still remain, he is working hard on that with sincerity.” he said
He added: “Last and not the least, we offer to work with Mr. President continuously to ensure that we increase economic performance, the security of our country and social cohesion.”
At the meeting were Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun.
Others are Babagana Zulum of Borno, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe, and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa.