“He Narrowed Gap Buhari Created”: Northern Forum Speaks On Tinubu’s Appointments

“He Narrowed Gap Buhari Created”: Northern Forum Speaks On Tinubu’s Appointments

  • The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has said that people from their region have no right to complain about President Bola Tinubu’s alleged lopsided appointments
  • The national President of NYLF, Elliot Afiyo said Muhammadu Buhari created a lopsided appointment gap of 80:20 for the North and the south
  • Afiyi argued that Tinubu is narrowing the gap of alleged lopsided appointments created by Buhari

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Abeokuta, Ogun state - The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has reacted to the complaint about President Bola Tinubu’s alleged lopsided appointments.

The national President of NYLF, Elliot Afiyo, said northerners have no right to complain about Tinubu’s appointments, Daily Trust reported.

Northern Forum says the region has no right to complain over Tinubu’s appointments
Northern Forum says Tinubu is narrowing gap created by Buhari on appointments Photo Credit: @officialABAT
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Afiyo alleged that former president, Muhammadu Buhari created a lopsided appointment gap of 80:20 for the north and the south during his administration.

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He stated this while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state

He claimed that Tinubu is narrowing the gap of alleged lopsided appointments created by Buhari

However, he said Tinubu’s appointments are now widening the gap.

“But Buhari came in and created the gap to be 20/80. And even the northerners that they were saying that Buhari appointed were not northerners per se. There were a few cliques, the North itself didn’t benefit from it, but we are now seeing the appointments by President Tinubu are tilting towards the South West. He narrowed the gap that Buhari created, but the gap he is creating now is also widening.
“I would say northerners don’t have the right to complain that the appointments or placements are lopsided. We don’t have the right to complain.”

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He called for balance in political appointments in the country.

“But as an advanced citizen, I ask: can we continue like this? If we get an Igbo President, he will appoint Igbos. Where are we going as a nation? So, there is a need for us to balance it.”

Arthur Eze speaks on Tinubu’s choice of appointments

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a foremost philanthropist and businessman Arthur Eze commended Tinubu on the appointments of cabinet members and heads of agencies in his government.

Eze, who gave this commendation on Sunday, October 15, during the 65th birthday celebration of Rev Patrick Alumuku at St Louis Catholic Church, Abuja, said Tinubu has shown he is a detribilised man with good intentions for Nigerians.

APC chieftain backs Tinubu on appointments

Legit.ng also reported that a chieftain of the ruling APC had thrown its weight behind the choice of Tinubu's appointments.

In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng on Sunday, October 1st, the convener of APC South-East Coalition, Francis Okoye, queried the assertion that Tinubu is assigning major positions to strong individuals from his ethnic group.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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