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Federal Appointments: PDP Senator Makes Case For Onu, Others

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emeka Okafor, Aba


As Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominations, the senator representing Abia North, Mao Ohuabunwa, has challenged South-East leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to ensure that the zone is well

represented in the federal cabinet.

Ohuabunwa, a Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, threw the challenge to the APC while fielding questions from newsmen in Abia on Sunday.

He described the exclusion of an Igbo man in the appointments made so far by Buhari as a vote of

no confidence against the people of the zone.

“You can see that up till now we have not received the names of the ministerial nominees even the advisers already been named or appointed, none is from South-East Zone.

“I also know that the Igbos were disappointed because everybody, from what we heard even from their level, they had agreed that the Secretary to the Federal Government should be from South-East, when the names

came out it was a bigger shocker to all of us, we were really shocked,” he said.

Ohuabunwa expressed disappointment, even when the

criteria for nomination of appointments by Buhari hinged on Integrity and impeccable character: “Since they said Buhari was looking for people with impeccable character, people with integrity, so, he looked back and never found any among the APC Southeasterners with him,

“I know they are so many, for me, any day any time one man that I can vouch for is somebody like Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, because I have seen him as a man of integrity.

“I see him as a man of consistency, even politically, he is not a political harlot, he has remained consistent, he is not moving because the crowd is moving.

“I expected that a man of such character should

have been considered.

“It would not be nice that Buhari would be running the country without  Ndigbo,” he said.