Buhari Reacts to Outbursts against his One-sided Appointments
The spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adeshina has assured Nigerians that the appointments made so far by his boss are based on merit noting that there will be a balance in the future.
“Nobody can fault the fact that the persons appointed were appointed on merits,” Mr. Adesina said yesterday on Ray 100.5 FM while responding to the uproar that greeted the dominance of the North in Buhari’s appointments and exclusion of the South-East
“In terms of the spread, the president has prerogative to appoint, and he knows there is federal character. I am sure that there will be balance in the future. These are still early days. At the end of the day, we will have a balance,” Adesina said.
“By the time more appointments are made, it will balance out. The president is trying to get the very best for Nigerians. The issue of key positions and no key positions should not be the issue. He gave a deadline of September for the appointment of ministers and he will keep to it,” he added.