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What Igbo Youths Told Buhari On Appointments

Posted: Jul 4, 2015 at 11:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE Youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Friday July 3, 2015 told President Muhammadu Buhari not to leave any section of the country behind as he fills various positions in his administration.

The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), which gave the advice, said it was worried over what it saw as sectional appointments, which the President has made so far.

It advised further that Buhari should ensure that appointments should be spread among the six geo-political zones of the nation.

In a statement issued by the OYC National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group said the President’s appointments of people from one section of the country are against the principle of federalism.

According to him, “We are worried at the manner of appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari which has so far been concentrated in the North West zone, except for the Special Adviser on Media.

“We wish to remind our President that there are well qualified and trustworthy Nigerians in every geo political zone. We hope President Buhari is not acting out a script.

“The earlier he allays fears of other Nigerians about the manner of appointments, the better for the nation.

“Ohanaeze Youths recall that the concentration of appointments in one political zone has always caused trouble in Nigeria.

“We want President Buhari to live by his words that he belongs to everybody.”

OYC also condemned the relocation of Boko Haram detainees to Aguata Prisons in Anambra State, which it said, does not have the capacity and facilities to keep such high profile detainees.

It called on the Federal Government to relocate the detainees from the prison or upgrade the facilities there.