It's barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice president, Yemi Osibanjo received their certificates of return and the president already has plans to replace his cabinet members. This appears to be quite a shocker as if you recall, it took the president six months long to constitute his cabinet after assuming office in 2015.
This announcement was made by Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, yesterday. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari will likely dissolve his cabinet before May 29.
Speaking on Arise Television, Adesina said the President will not spend a long time before choosing his cabinet members this time.
Adesina, who noted that the President had already promised to do so as soon as possible, said: "One thing about governance is that the first mandate was for four years. That mandate lapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the President is likely going to officially dissolve his government. That is the way it is usually done.
"He says thank you to everybody that he has called to work with him and then he dissolves that government officially.
"Then when he is inaugurated for a second time, he now reconstitutes a government; he appoints his personal aides, he forms his cabinet, he appoints other people to fill other positions."