New Service Chiefs: Oyegun Tells Why No Igbo Man Was Appointed

By KayCee July 26, 2015 18:38

Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to accusations from some exasperated Nigerians who believe President Muhammadu Buhari is biased when it comes to appointments.

Speaking with with Vanguard in his residence in Benin, Edo state, Oyegun defended the Buhari’s actions saying there are many appointments to come.

When asked about the lack of appointments for the South-East and South-South region so far by the president, the chairman of the ruling party said that the issue of appointment is not a competition between regions.

He said: “Why does the public think that if you appoint three people it must be balanced when, in fact you are just at the elementary stage of appointments? They should hold their breath for a little time to come.

“The ministerial list has not come, the chairmanship of boards has not come, there are so many first rate appointments that are still coming down the line, the ones that has happened are more or less specialized, they are more or less appointments that have some degree of severity governance around them.

“If you talk about the security agencies, you must pay due attention to the requirement of this time, the reality of the security situation in the country.

“So it is unfair to make three appointments, everybody expects to see one from A, one from B, one from C; no, it is the total package. It is when the total package is presented that you will now start looking at who is in what ministry, the status of the ministry and the caliber of the ministry. It is then you can really now make a fair assessment. It is still too early and the appointments we have made now are too specialized for us to jump to that kind of conclusion.”



By KayCee July 26, 2015 18:38