Port Harcourt - Thursday’s appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari have continued to elicit reactions from members of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, who was initially penciled down to become the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) is angry with Buhari over the appointments, reports NewsDay.
The former governor is still in shock for losing out to a less known name, Babachir David Lawal.
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The governor was said to have jetted out of the country immediately the announcement was made.
Amaechi insisted he would not accept anything less than SGF after being governor twice.
Sources said Buhari had assured the former governor that he would be named the new SGF.
The former governor was two weeks ago screened by the Department of Security Services (DSS) for the position.
Shortly after the screening, a dinner was organized in his honor in Port Harcourt.
It was gathered that shortly after the dinner, Amaechi successor, Gov. Nyesom Wike forwarded a damning preliminary report of Amaechi's stewardship to Buhari.
It was that the report that made Buhari change his mind on appointing Amaechi as the SGF.
Read more at NewsDay.
- News 24