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Kwara Cabinet: Oniwa makes Moro list, Atolagbe, Akorede may miss out 

 

With Mumini Abdulkareem

Former commissioner for Commerce and Cooperatives, Hajia Funmilayo Oniwa is among those in contention for the commissionership slot in Moro Local Government, Politics Pilot, can report.
Oniwa’s name, it was gathered, was among those which were submitted to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for consideration.
The state chapter of the party had directed all the local government councils to submit three names each, including a youth, a male and a female to be considered for appointment in the next round of choosing commissioners in the state.
Other names that were submitted by the local government included Barrister Abdullahi Alikinla and Alhaji Kareem Jimoh.
Those that made the list of Special Assistants and Advisers from Moro according to a top source who confided in this medium last night include Funsho Ahmed Alade, Bello Immanuel and Wumi Ajayi.
Although most of the councils have rounded up their list, some pockets of disagreement and outright rejection in some cases have continued to trail some of the listed nominees with accusation and counter accusations among some stakeholders.
It could not be ascertained when Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed would announced the composition of his new cabinet but a source told Pilot Politics last night that consultations are already going on at “the highest level”.
Except in few places, names of most of the commissioners that were dropped made the list of nominees and may emerge as commissioners.
It was gathered that the stakeholders in affected local government decided to maintain the current arrangement not to short-change those that would be slated for appointment based on local zoning arrangement with few months to the end of the current administration.
Oke-Ero, Irepodun, Kaiama, Oyun, Ifelodun, Patigi, and part of Ilorin West returned last commissioners in the nominees list while, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Asa, Offa and Baruten among others all submitted new names for consideration.
Former commissioner for Health, Atolagbe Alege, his water counterpart, AbdulRazaq Akorede’s names were missing in the new list.
However, mild protest may have trailed the Isin list following complaints by one of the aspirants, Mrs Bolaseni Falowo from Ijara Isin who stormed National Pilot Corporate Headquarters complaining about her alleged omission.
She alleged that the nominee for SA from her zone is not a true reflection of the local agreement adding that the affected ward have concluded plans to storm the secretariat of the party in the state on Monday.

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