SHEKARAU APPOINTED NEW MINISTER OF EDUCATION
President Goodluck Janatan has assigned portfolios to the four new ministers recently confirmed by the Senate. Top on the list is the former Kano state governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau- minister of Education. Others are: Dr Stephen Oru- Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Mr Adedayo Adeyeye-Minister of state, works; and Dr Abdul Bulama- Science and Technology.
I think Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau’s move to dump the APC for the PDP has paid him well politically; at least in the short run. He publicly decamped to the PDP in April, and just a couple of months after, he is the Minister of Edcation. That’s what I call “The Winner Takes All Democracy”. Little wonder, all opposition parties want to get hold of the Federal Government.
Was Shekarau’s move to the PDP a question of ideology or political calculation?