PoliticsTop News

Oshiomhole tipped for SGF post


Nigeria Election

By Olanrewaju Oyedeji

Outgoing Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole may have been tipped to replace the incumbent Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Engineer Babachir Lawal at the close of his tenure as Governor in November, the Difference has learnt.

According to usually reliable sources, the move is coming in a bid by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to ensure that it strengthens its political personnel base as a way of continuing to more effectively contain the groundswell of opposition that it has continued to receive since its coming into office.

Oshiomhole, a former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress had beeen one of the contenders for the position of vice presidential candidate before the choice was made to give it to the incumbent, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

He is a member of the Federal Government Committee that is presently in dialogue with labour over the minimum wage and petrol price hike issues as well as also being said to be quite active in the back-door channel to ensure that the continuing vandalisation of oil installations in the Niger-Delta are halted.

Our sources say that in addition to his labour background and his having served as a two-term governor in Edo state, he is also one of the few political operatives within the ruling APC, and who was not in the erstwhile Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, that has the ears and heart of the president.

‘The President considers him as very loyal and therefore holds him in high esteem. I am sure they will work closely together,’ a source who would not be named, remarked.

Equally significant in the consideration of Oshiomhole for the frontline position which assures him of a regular seat in the hallowd ‘kitchen cabinet’, analysts say is his frontline role in the current transformation of the political geography of Edo State, which in the first nine years of return to democracy, was a solid Peoples Democratic Party bastion.


How to make Africa great again – Experts

Previous article

‘What campus journalism taught me’

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Politics