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APC governors tackle Buhari on appointments

25 October 2016, 10:33

Abuja - State governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Monday expressed their displeasure on how they were being sidelined in the choice of those being given federal appointments in their states by President Muhammadu Buhari, Punch reports.

The governors protested to Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at a meeting they had at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The complaints were not presented to Buhari at the larger meeting attended by the APC governors and some deputy governors.

A source said the larger meeting was only devoted to encouraging the President on the 21 Chibok girls recently released by Boko Haram, agriculture, the ongoing anti-corruption war and the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State.

The source stated that the larger meeting, which also had in attendance political appointees like the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and some presidential aides, lasted for a few minutes.

News24 reported that some of the leaders of the party are angry with President Muhammadu Buhari for alienating them in the selection process of non-career ambassadorial nominees.

Recalled that Buhari had on Thursday forwarded the names of 46 non-career ambassadors to the Senate for confirmation.

The nominees according to News 24 included retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice George Oguntade (Lagos); former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Paulen Tallen (Plateau); former member of the House of Representatives, Usman Bugaje (Katsina), former Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto

- News 24

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