From all indications, President Goodluck Jonathan have concluded plans to offload four ministers from his cabinet in a reshuffle that is expected to take place anytime this month.
The cabinet reshuffle, the first major one to be undertaken by President Jonathan since coming into office after the 2011 election, is planned to mark the second anniversary of his administration and to pave the way for fresh blood to be injected into the government…
The four ministers; Elder Godsday Orubebe, Mr. Bala Muhammad, Stella Odua and Labaran Maku, are said to have interest in the 2015 election and had obtained the tacit approval of some political strongly men to contest the gubernatorial elections in their respective states.
Minister of State for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike is also believed to be leaving the Federal cabinet to actualise his political ambition in Rivers State. No wonder he is fighting Gov Rotimi Amaechi.
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A source told Vanguard that there might be more ministers to be dropped that the picture would emerge in the next few days as the President is set to unfold the shape of his cabinet that would enable him to deliver dividends of democracy to the nation and possibly win re-election in 2015.
Although, Orubebe’s declaration of his political interest to rule Delta State has pitted him against his god-father, Edwin Clark. However, a source close to the Presidency said:
“The most important development in the Delta situation is that Orubebe has got the endorsement of both President Jonathan and Governor Uduaghan. At the appropriate time, Clark who brought Orubebe into the ministerial seat, will calm down.”