Recall, that Mr. Enang, a former Senator from Akwa Ibom State, was appointed as a Special Adviser to President Buhari, during the President’s first term.
Since his appointment, he had continued to act in that capacity in Buhari’s second term, even when his appointment, like that of several other Aides, has not been renewed.
A source close to the Presidency who spoke to Newsmen, alledged that President Buhari dropped Mr. Enang as his Aide on National Assembly Matters, while appointing Omoworare Babajide, a former Senator from Osun State, as Enang’s replacement.
The belief in the Presidency is that Mr. Enang did not perform well in managing the relationship between President Buhari and Senators in the 8th Senate, despite being a former Senator himself.
The relationship between President Buhari and the Bukola Saraki-led Senate was characterised by deep animosity.
He (Enang) did not have the temperament to deliver anything substantial”, the source said of Enang’s performance as Buhari’s Aide.
“Despite the experience he has, and the Senators being his former colleagues, he could not resolve the frequent crisis the Senators were having with the President.”
The source said that Enang may however, be compensated with another position, possibly the President’s Adviser on Niger Delta matters.
The new appointment is among those to be announced this week by the Presidency.
Mr. Enang’s Spokesperson, Essien Inyang, reacting to the report on Monday, August 12, said that he was not aware the former Senator had been dropped by the President.
Elsewhere, the Presidency did not respond to telephone calls on Monday, seeking comments on the issue.