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Buhari, Fayose in war of words over appointments

01 September 2015, 11:17

Abuja -  President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday disagreed on the  recent appointments into federal government positions, reports Premium Times.

While Fayose said Buhari was operating as a President of the Northern Nigeria only, Buhari said the governor’s statement was capable of triggering ethnic clashes among the nation’s communities.

Also read: APC leaders angry with Buhari over appointments

Fayose in a statement on Monday noted that appointments made by the President so far negate the principle of federal character and it appears the unity in diversity of Nigeria is being taken for granted by the President.

The governor in the statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,  said it was wrong for President Buhari to have made 31 major appointments and only seven will come from the South while 24 were from the North.

But in a swift reaction, Buhari denied the allegation and urged Nigerians to be wary of the antics of Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who he said are bent on regaining what they lost by stoking ethnic and religious fault lines.

Buhari in the statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,said Nigerians should see the recent appointments as one wave among the many that will come, noting that the next waves would come with thousands of new jobs.

Read more at Premium Times.

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