The immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State who lost his senatorial seat in the last general election may soon take consolation in a ministerial appointment. Akpabio’s name was listed against the ministerial slot for Akwa Ibom State in a letter communicating the nomination for federal executive council and ministerial portfolio sent by President Mohammadu Buhari to the President of the senate. Other surprise entries the list are the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipreye Silva and the Sister of the immediate past Senate president, Gbemisola Saraki.

See below other Nomineee and their state of Origin:

1. Dr Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia)
2. Muhammad Musa Bello (Adamawa)
3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)
4. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
5. Sharon Ikeazu (Anambra)
6. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)
7. Mariam Katagum (Bauchi)
8. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa)
9. George Akume (Benue)
10. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno)
11. Goddy Jedi Agba (Cross River)
12. Festus Keyamo (Delta)
13. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)
14. Osagie Ehanire (Edo)
15. Clement Anade Agba (Edo)
16. Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti)
17. Geofery Oyeanma (Enugu)
18. Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami (Gombe)
19. Emeka Nwajuba (Imo)
20. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)
21. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed (Kaduna)
22. Mohammed Mahmoud (Kaduna)
23. Sabo Nanono (Kano)
24. Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano)
25. Hadi Sirika (Katsina)
26. Abubarkar Malami (Kebbi)
27. Ramatu Tijani (Kogi)
28. Lai Mohammed (Kwara)
29. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara)
30. Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos)
31. Adeleke Mamora (Lagos)
32. Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa)
33. Zubairu Dada (Niger)
34. Olamilekan Adegbiti (Ogun
35. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo)
36. Rauf Aregbesola (Ogun)
37. Sunday Dare (Oyo)
38. Pauline Tallen (Plateau)
39. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
40. Mohammed Maigari Dangadi (Sokoto)
41. Saleh Mamman (Taraba)
42. Abubakar B. Aliyu (Yobe)
43. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara)