Appointments: We Warned Nigerians Of Buhari’s True Colours – Fani-Kayode

Fani KayodeFormer Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments, saying it is a vindication of his warnings prior to the 2015 general elections that Buhari is an unrepentant ethnic jingoist.

After months of guessing game with various names bandied in the media as possible choices for the positions of Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chief of Staff, President Buhari Thursday appointed Engr. Babachir David Lawal and Abba Kyari respectively to the positions.

He also approved the following appointments yesterday: Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

Out of the six appointments made by the president in one fell swoop yesterday, only one is a Southerner, while the rest are Northerners, fuelling anger that Buhari is neglecting federal character and promoting a northern agenda.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Fani-Kayode said that Nigerians wanted “change”, which they got, therefore, we all must live with the consequences of that choice for the next four years.

“Nigerians wanted ‘change’ and now we have got it. No one should complain because this is what our people wanted. Those of us that warned the country that this would happen were insulted and lampooned. Now we have to live with the consequences of our choice for the next four years. Welcome to the new Nigeria. Welcome to ‘change’”, he wrote.


  1. Fani kayode or what’s dat ur Shit name, we are not complaining in as much as they do d right tin if he like let it b only northern affair in as much as corrupt pple like u are procecuted and jail pls shut ur roten mouth up fuckin Shit gaul do u expect him 2 name u or what?

  2. Kayode be a matured man you should be. Give Buhari the needed time, respect and conducive environment he needs to do his job. He knows best who he can work with to achieve his set objective for you and me.

  3. All those saying were not complaining,shut up because we are,is it only from the north you can get the best,am not saying they are the best,NIGERIANS please open your eyes,everything in the market had gone more than 20% high

  4. Yes true be told, Buhari has Northern Agenda! and i think it is better to call him to order before it get out of hand! He needs and must apply Federal Character in his appointment. WE all want him to succeed but has to adjust.

  5. it just makes me soo sad that some of my fellow Nigerians are still dis shallow to b talking about tribalism. See how we let pple brainwash us for nothing. For goodness sake wat should tribe hav to do with anythng working out. its sad to say but until we stop dis mode of thought der is no way we can move forward as a pple. it is just disgusting! please and please get this thru ur thick skulls…a political office is not bread to b shared and eaten it is a position where one is to stand and serve Nigerians as equals. it is he who is in d best position to do so dat shud b there. good riddance!

  6. Some people will jst comment carelessly & ignorantly; wether it’s Buhari or Jonathan if any appointment does not take federal character into consideration it should be does not mean dat Mr. Can’t defend his action, he may have one or two explanations 4 dat but it’s necessary to call his attention to it.


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