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Buhari Lopsided Appointment, Unhealthy For The Nation's Unity – FGGP

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A United Kingdom based right group, Forum for Good Governance and Probity

(FGGP) have observed with surprise the way in which President Mohammadu

Buhari has been making appointments to key political positions in his

government and warned that this trend must be stopped and ensures that

appointment into the Federal Government political portfolios reflect

Federal character has stipulated in the Nigerian Constitution, according

to an electronic statement made available to the press earlier today.

FGGP said that President Buhari should remember that he was voted into

power to correct the perceived abnormalities in the system and effect real

changes that an ideal society enjoys in a political atmosphere. Jacob

Ogunseye, who is the President of the forum described the situation where

every key position goes to a section of the country as very unpopular and

“This strategy of President Buhari shows that he hasn't changed from what

people thought he was, this is disheartening.
“As things stand today, President Buhari has concentrated most of his

appointment in the northern part of the country, suggesting that he

prefers the north than any other part of the country.

“It is pertinent to know that former President Goodluck Jonathan towed

similar arrangement, but Nigerian were quick to show him the way out,

Nigeria should not be administered based on tribalism.

FGGP urge President Buhari to consider other parts of the country in his

appointment to reflect the presence of other regions in his government.

They warned that an attempt to continue maligning other regions as we have

seen in the last one year will only bring about suspicion and plunge the

country into unnecessary disarray.
“We are worried that President Buhari has ignored advises and warnings

from different quarters and well-meaning individuals over his appointment

direction. It is clear today that out of scores of appointments made by

the President, a section has almost been ignored.
“We hope President Buhari will yield to this clarion call and see himself

as the President of Nigeria and not the President of a section or a

religion. We thought he should have learned from the recent past, but

arguably, the present situation suggests not, we hope it won't be too

late, Ogunseye warned.
“This practice is mental prison, many things in this period have been hard

to bear, or hard to take seriously, what is pathetic is that tribalism is

here, former President Goodluck Jonathan started it and now President

Buhari is moulding it, it won't be too long before Nigerians revolt, every

successive government understands the price of social unrest, is President

Buhari ready for one?, FGGP asked.
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