President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not been fair to the South-East in his appointments so far. His reaction came following yesterday’s appointments by the president which consist mostly northerners.
However, he urged the people to wait until the appointment of ministers before crying over exclusion.
According to Ikedife, if it were to be a matter of competence, Ndigbo can even provide 80 percent of Buhari’s cabinet.
“It is clear to everybody that so far, Ndigbo have not got a fair share of the appointments which Buhari has made so far. However, let us not be too hasty as he has still many appointments to make,” he said.
In his own reaction, former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who spoke from the United States told The Nation that he was short of words. “I don’t understand what is happening and the motivation for what is happening,” he said.
Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Chief Yinka Odumakin on his part noted that the latest appointments followed the same pattern of previous ones, most which came from a particular section of the country. He said that the appointment reflects the 97 and five percent ration mindset of the President in terms of votes he garnered during the election.
“When he visited the United States, he made it clear that those who gave him 97 per cent votes cannot have the same thing with those who gave him five per cent votes. I do not think it is the best thing considering the mood of the nation now. I think the earlier he realized that, the better for the country. He should realize that inclusivity brings stability,” Odumakin said.