Friday, August 28, 2015

EXCLUSIVE! APC leaders angry as Buhari appoints more northerners

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Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress party, have reacted negatively, to the announcement of new appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC leaders lamented that the President’s appointments favoured the northern region, and as such, the party should expect immense backlash from the public.
A leader of the party revealed to.......
Punch Newspapers that the party was not consulted before Buhari decided on the appointments.
“The President does not consult before making most of these appointments and I can tell you that Nigerians are going to term the party and the President as a northern party and the President of Northern Nigeria.”
Another APC leader said: “Though the President did not get much votes from the South-East but we must not neglect the zone in key appointments.
“Even the South-West that supported and was the backbone of the party, what are we giving the zone in appreciation? We need to be careful before the party is destroyed.”
Similarly, a member of the state executive of APC in a South-West state, said the appointments did not favour the southern region.
He said, “When President Olusegun Obasanjo took over, you saw balance in appointments as he reflected federal character. President Goodluck Jonathan too reflected a semblance of balance. Buhari is pursuing a northern agenda. This is the same agenda pursued by the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, when everything was pro-North. Buhari made six appointments at a go and five of them are northerners.”

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