According to Hon. West Idahosa, a prominent lawyer of Nigeria, it is more likely to be politics that President Tinubu add Keyamo's name in the ministerial list and remove Maryam Shetty from the list. Maryam Shetty was removed from the list.
In an interview with Channels TV during the Politics Today programme, Seun Okinbaloye asked Hon. West to react to the inclusion of Festus Keyamo's name as a nominated minister by President Tinubu. Hon. West made the assumption in response to Okinbaloye's question during the interview.
Hon. West started off by stating that President Tinubu is within his legal rights to replace the name(s) of nominated ministers without providing anyone with an explanation as to why he is doing so. According to him, Tinubu may have replaced Maryam Shetty as a result of political pressure or a shift in the policy's tactical implementation.
"Mr. President has the authority to carry out each and every one of these tasks"
Festus Keyamo, on the other hand, is quoted as saying that Tinubu possesses a robust character and that he is a responsive individual who is dedicated to loyalty and excellence and who is aware of how to achieve a balanced combination of the two. Importantly, he stated that,
"It is more likely to be politics (that Tinubu includes Keyamo's name) and the politics of party peers of the president telling him that, let create a situation where some of those who have stocked their neck defending our party's position publicly do not feel excluded," Tinubu said. "Let's create a situation where some of those who have stocked their neck defending our party's position publicly do not feel excluded."
After that, Hon. West stated that nobody can definitively state whether the nomination of Keyamo is for unique competent grounds or for political reasons. He said this because no one can say for certain.