President Tinubu Giving Juicy Appointments To Only Yoruba; Ignoring Competent Individuals From Other Regions – APC Members Kick | Nigeria Updates- Breaking News, Nigerian News, Politics, Sports, Entertainment and Business - Nigeriaupdates.com Nigeria Updates
Connect with us

Politics

President Tinubu Giving Juicy Appointments To Only Yoruba; Ignoring Competent Individuals From Other Regions – APC Members Kick

Published

on

 

 

The APC members under the banner of Progressive Change Ambassadors of Nigeria (PCAN) said that mainly people from the South West region are being appointed to top positions by the President.

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused President Bola Tinubu of lopsided appointments in his administration.

The APC members under the banner of Progressive Change Ambassadors of Nigeria (PCAN) said that mainly people from the South West region are being appointed to top positions by the President.

FILE

 

 

 

 

In a statement by PCAN Executive Director, Alhaji Abdulkareem Ubaydah and Secretary, Muhammad Rabiu Awwal E, the group accused Tinubu of ignoring competent and qualified individuals from other ethnic groups in the country.

“Mr. President, we write to you today as concerned citizens of Nigeria and deeply troubled members of your party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) to express our deep concern about the perceived imbalance in your political appointments so far,” the statement read.

“We have observed that a significant majority of these appointments have been made from your southwest geopolitical zone and especially from your ethnic group – the Yorubas, to the exclusion of other qualified and competent individuals from other parts of the country.

“This has led to widespread feelings of alienation and resentment among Nigerians from other parts of the country. While we understand that you are entitled to appoint people you trust and believe in, we as stakeholders in the political party under which you assumed office as President of Nigeria, reserve the right to urge you to consider the importance of national unity and inclusiveness in your appointments.

“It is important to remember always that you are the President of all Nigerians, not just that of Yorubas of the southwest geopolitical zone.”

The APC group further urged the President to ensure balance in coming appointments.

“Your political appointments should therefore reflect the diversity of our nation and ensure that all Nigerians have a voice in your government,” the statement read.

“Unfortunately, your appointments to date have fallen far short of this standard. For instance, control of Nigeria’s economy has been ceded exclusively to South-west Yorubas as all appointments in that sector has been filled by them.

“Additionally, of 20 presidential aides appointed by you, 15 are from your geopolitical zone and ethnicity. Also, in the recent appointments of presidential Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants, 8 are Yorubas from the South-West! Also worthy of note are the facts that the Inspector-general of Police, Controller-generals of Nigeria Customs and Immigration Services respectively, as well as the Chief of Army Staff are all members of your ethnic group.

“This is clear imbalance which sends a message that you are not committed to building a united and inclusive Nigeria. We need not remind you Mr. President, of the circumstances surrounding your election victory as the South-West, propagandized by divisive, faith-based political rhetoric of the opposition, seemingly abandoned you to your fate leaving the other geopolitical zones, especially the North-West and North-Central to do the heavy lifting needed, votes-wise, for your victory.

“Shunning them for those who stood by and did pitifully little is not how to reward their tremendous labour of love on behalf of your successful aspiration. We urge you to reconsider your approach to political appointments and to make a concerted effort to include people from all geopolitical zones in your government. This is essential for building trust and ensuring that all Nigerians feel represented in their government.

“This is the only way to ensure that all Nigerians have a fair chance to contribute to the development of our country and to live in a united and prosperous nation. One of the duties of the President is to ensure that the government is representative of the people. By appointing people from all geopolitical zones, you will be fulfilling this duty and living up to the oath you took as President.

“This is the only way to ensure that all Nigerians have a fair chance to contribute to the development of our country and to live in a united and prosperous nation. We hope you will give our concerns raised in this letter serious consideration and take action to address them.”

 

Politics

Nigeria’s Democracy at Crossroads: Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Laments Failed Leadership, Corruption

Published

on

By

 

As Nigeria marks Democracy Day, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a media consultant, has lamented the country’s wobbling democracy and failed leadership.

 

In a statement, Eze traced Nigeria’s democratic journey from its independence in 1960 to the present day, highlighting the challenges it has faced, including military dictatorships, corruption, and leadership failure.

 

Eze noted that Nigeria’s democracy has been fragile and fluctuating, with political competition, communal and ethnic rivalries posing significant threats.

 

He also criticized the country’s political class, describing them as “anti-democrats” who prioritize power over democratic principles.

 

The media consultant expressed concern over the erosion of the rule of law, the absence of structures to address ethnic fears, and reckless misrule by corrupt politicians.

 

He cited examples of electoral rigging, judicial rascality, and the reward of corrupt practices, citing the case of Nyesom Wike, a former governor of Rivers State.

 

Eze called on Nigerians to reminisce about the country’s rough path to democracy and the sacrifices made by citizens.

 

He urged them to rededicate themselves to genuine service and help Nigeria become a democratically stable and economically viable state.

 

Despite the challenges, Eze expressed hope for Nigeria’s future, concluding, “Nigeria We Hail Thee!” His statement serves as a call to action for Nigerians to work towards a better democratic future.

Continue Reading

Politics

Senator Adeola Solomon Gears Up for Ultimate Political Showdown

Published

on

By

 

Senator Adeola Solomon, also known as Yayi, is prepping for the most significant political battle of his career, This Day reports.

 

The seasoned politician, recognized for his strategic thinking and financial resources, has set his sights on becoming the next Governor of Ogun State in 2027.

 

Adeola’s political journey has been marked by calculated moves, including his successful bid to represent Ogun West Senatorial District in 2023.

 

However, his aspiration for the top job in Ogun State is expected to face stiff opposition from former allies and political heavyweights.

 

Despite the anticipated challenges, sources close to the senator indicate that he is prepared to face the battle head-on, leveraging his vast experience and political savvy to overcome the obstacles.

 

With a reputation for being a master strategist and a skilled politician, Adeola’s candidacy is expected to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming election.

Continue Reading

Politics

Peter Obi Slams Nigeria’s 2023 Election Says its a Show of Shame

Published

on

By

 

Former Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has strongly criticized the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, labeling it a “show of shame” marred by fraud allegations and irregularities.

 

In a series of posts, Obi contrasted Nigeria’s election with South Africa’s recent transparent and efficient democratic process.

 

Obi highlighted the stark differences between the two countries’ electoral processes, noting Nigeria’s low voter turnout, late-starting polling stations, and lack of diaspora voting.

 

He also pointed out the technical glitches and widespread irregularities that plagued Nigeria’s election, despite significant expenditure.

 

In contrast, South Africa’s election was characterized by a high voter turnout, timely polling stations, and real-time results updates without technical issues.

 

Obi called for urgent comprehensive electoral reforms to restore faith in Nigeria’s democracy and ensure free, fair, and credible elections.

 

He emphasized the need for Nigeria to learn from South Africa’s example and strive for a better democratic system.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2014 NigeriaUpdates.