Senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, Ajuri Ngelale has claimed 55% of President Muhammdu Buhari’s appointments have gone to Southern part of the country.
Speaking on Arise Television’s ‘Morning Show’ on Tuesday, Ngelale said no matter what his boss does, some Nigerians will always paint him with an ethnic brush.
He said: “Some of this has to do with the fact that you have a president that comes from the north, who people have tried as much as possible to paint with an ethnic brush. You’ve heard the claims that more northerners have been appointed to office in the federal government under his watch than any other part of the country and people believe that,”
“But when we did the compilation of all his appointments from the time he started off till date, we found that 55% of the appointments in his administration has gone to southern Nigeria with the predominant bulk to the south-west. That’s the irony of the whole thing. There’s been an attempt to create an ethnic blackmail on developmental projects.
“Whatever the president does, whether it’s in the interest of the nation or not, they tend to paint everything he does with an ethnic brush, but when he does something for a part of the country that he is not from, everybody keeps quiet and I find that suspicious. So is it about the president or how the president is being painted? I think that’s a question we need to ask ourselves.”