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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Dr Ikedife of “BHRI” Supreme Council of Elders under Buhari, It is too early to attack Buhari

A chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Deputy Chairman, of Bilie Human Right Initiative and BVI Dr Dozie Ikedife has called on his kinsmen to wait for President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his ministerial list before they accuse him of disregarding them.

He, however, admitted that the appointments made so far by President Buhari did not favour the South-East zone.

His reaction came following yesterday’s appointments by the President, which consist mostly of northerners.
According to Ikedife, if it were to be a matter of competence, Ndigbo can even provide 80 percent of Buhari’s cabinet.

“It is clear to everybody that so far, Ndigbo have not got a fair share of the appointments which Buhari has made. However, let us not be too hasty as he still has many appointments to make,” he said.
In his own reaction, former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who spoke from the United States told The Nation that he was short of words.

“I don’t understand what is happening and the motivation for what is happening,” he said.
Also reacting, Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Chief Yinka Odumakin blamed the president for not including other regions in his appointments.

“When he visited the United States, he made it clear that those who gave him 97 per cent votes cannot have the same thing with those who gave him five per cent votes. I do not think it is the best thing considering the mood of the nation now. I think the earlier he realized that, the better for the country. He should realize that ‘inclusivity’ brings stability,” Odumakin said.

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