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Phrank Shaibu: Tinubu not ready for governance — he has held only one FEC meeting

Phrank Shaibu, aide to Atiku Abubakar Phrank Shaibu, aide to Atiku Abubakar

Phrank Shaibu, an aide to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on communication, says President Bola Tinubu is breaking the law by presiding over just one federal executive council (FEC) meeting since he inaugurated his cabinet.

FEC last met when Tinubu inaugurated his ministers in August.

In a statement, Shuaibu said Tinubu is breaking section 148(2) of the 1999 constitution.

According to section 148(2) of the 1999 constitution, “the president shall hold regular meetings with the vice-president and all the ministers of the government of the federation for the purposes of determining domestic and foreign policies of the government”.

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Shaibu said having presided over just one FEC meeting is an indication that Tinubu is not ready for governance.

“Tinubu is obviously not ready for governance. After appointing 48 ministers – the highest in history – he has decided not to be meeting with them,” he said.

“This contravenes section 148(2) of the 1999 constitution, which expressly provides that the president shall hold regular meetings with the vice-president and ministers for the purposes of determining domestic and foreign policies of the government.

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“It is bad enough that a man who claimed he would hit the ground running from day one took over 60 days to name all his ministers and took 84 days to inaugurate them. Even now, he has held only one cabinet meeting since the inauguration of the cabinet.

“For a man who has been gallivanting all over the place purportedly in search of foreign investors, it is laughable that he cannot even meet with his own team at home.”

He said the cabinet might not be having regular meetings because “they are clueless” and have “nothing to discuss”.

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