Nepotism and religious sentiments have always been present in Nigerian politics, economy and administration, but in this present times, it has geared to an unimaginable higher level; especially, as it seem to be oozing out more from the number one citizen of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been severally criticised for the manner of his appointments which obviously favours the north and Muslims.
‘’I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’’, a literary line on President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural address that led many Nigerians to smell something fishy which is actually playing out at the moment.
Just in September,
Buhari approved the appointment of his allege cousin, Mr Abbas Umar Masanawa, a Muslim from Katsina State as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company.
It is good to note that the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company is in charge of the Printing of Ballot papers and sensitive Election materials.
Could it be that the manipulation of the 2019 elections, has strategically kick-started?
Osibanjo appointed DSS boss, Matthew Safeiya, which hails from Southern Bayelsa State was replaced by a Northern Kano State retired DSS officer, Yusuf Bichi.
As if that was not enough, Kemi Adeosun, the former finance minister, was replaced by Zainab Shamsudan Ahmed; just within 24hours,
At the replacement of Mathew with Yusuf, Buhari loyalist had backed up his action with the statement that the previous DSS boss, Daura who was replaced by Mathew is from the north, so it is therefore a good step to remove Mathew and replace with a northern Yusuf.
Surprisingly, the same set of people could not bring up same argument in the case of Kemi Adeosun, who hails from South-western Ogun State; but was not replaced with a South-westerner either.
Instead, they shifted their defense that Hajia Zainab Ahmed is competent for the job of a finance minister.
Could it be that she’s the only competent person for that position?
Could it be that it is only northerners and Muslims that are qualified and intelligent enough to head over sensitive positions all over the federation?
Hajia Zainab Ahmed was a junior minister, the Minister of state for Budget and National Planning, yet Buhari swayed over the head of the senior, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma just to handpick Zainab, all because Udo Udoma is not from the north; while Zainab Ahmed is from the north.
Is this also not CORRUPTION?
Is there no constitutional law that can curtail this act of injustice that keeps unfolding everyday and everyone seem to be powerless over it?
Does the PVC still hold weight enough to determine the choiced President of the majority of the Nigeria citizenry?
Could Fani Kayode be saying the truth in his words? That,
“…As far as Buhari is concerned no southerner and no Christian is competent enough or can be trusted enough to hold any of those critical and sensitive positions.
Since 2015 I have been warning Nigerians about this man’s agenda but they have refused to listen. Let us hope that now they know better and that their eyes will open before it is too late.
Buhari’s fulanisation and islamisation agenda is there for all to see. You either play the fool, pretend it is does not exist and keep your mouth shut or you play the man, recognise it for what it is and resist it”.
It is time to speak up and take actions before things turn from bad to worse.
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