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Again you’ve failed S’East by appointing Non-Igbo as SGF, Ohanaeze tells Buhari



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Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lamented the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an Igbo person as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The president general of the group, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, who stated this on Wednesday, regreted that Buhari has again “failed to play father figure which his office demands in presiding over a plural and divergent society as ours.”

Nwodo, was apparently reacting to the appointment of Boss Mustapha as replacement to the sacked SGF, Babachir Lawal, instead of somebody from the South-East.

Nwodo said in a statement on Wednesday, that “The President’s action has further denied the people of the region a strong place in the executive arm of the administration.

“It also shows the President’s insensitivity to the over flogged issue of marginalization of Ndigbo by his administration.

“We had thought that the recent meeting of South-East leaders with the President at the Aso Rock Villa opened an avenue for a new relationship with the zone which appointing an SGF from the area would have helped to cement especially as the ruling party originally zoned the position to the region.”

Buhari had during his recent meeting with leaders of the region claimed that he was not marginalising the South-East as the people have been claiming. According to him, only one out of the five ministers of the region is a state minister.

But Nwodo argued that the President’s claim on South-East ministers in his cabinet during Igbo leaders’ meeting with him, was not enough for him to continue sidetracking the zone in his appointment.

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According to Nwodo, it was appalling that the President who has had the opportunity of working across the country in his military career and has been a huge player in the polity for almost two decades, failed to find somebody from the South East he can trust for the SGF position.

The group then called on Buhari “to open his mind and have a positive attitude about Ndigbo whose contributions to the socio economic and political development of the country is not in doubt”.


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  1. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Can someone please speak the language this man will understand? Buhari said government is not for the Igbos, Igbos should stop worrying about Buhari’s appointment.

    • Abeni Adebisi

      November 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      How has this Buhari even helped the Yorubas? You don’t have to criticize the Igbos because they didn’t vote for him. It was an election with multiple candidates and everyone has favourite, the majority of the Igbos voted they preferred candidate who lost out. That’s how election should be.

  2. Anita Kingsley

    November 2, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Nobody should send warning message to the president again, his tenure is almost over, we’ll vote him out the same way Jonathan was voted out in 2015 and we’ll laugh heavily!

    • Balarabe musa

      November 4, 2017 at 3:48 am

      In your widest dream. No one can vote baba buhari out for it is the wish of almighty Allah to keep baba buhari till 2023

      • otunne steve gofrey

        November 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

        Sure but what if it is not the wish of Allah. Or what Buhari is doing is against the wishes of Allah.

  3. Abeni Adebisi

    November 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Buhari is really delaying with the Igbos for real! Because they didn’t vote him into power, a true leader don’t behave this way, it is wrong. This is pure Nepotism!

    • yanju omotodun

      November 4, 2017 at 4:03 am

      Nepotism my foot! They deserve what they are getting

      • otunne steve gofrey

        November 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

        No problems, what comes round, goes round. Support of injustice against perceived enemy is support of injustice against the future. History never forgets though it may forgive.

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