APPOINTMENTS: Buhari favoured South more than North – Records


•South gets 52.4%, North 47.6%
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By Clifford Ndujihe, Henry Umoru, Dirisu Yakubu & Olayinka Ajayi

IF the contents of classified records were anything to go by, the perception that President Muhammadu Buhari’s political appointments have unduly favoured the Northern part of the country is not supported by facts.


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The classified documents, which contain all high profile political appointment made since Buhari came to power in 2015 show that the appointments have been largely balanced with the president’s North-West zone among the zones holding the shorter end of the stick.

The documents entitled: “Compilation of political appointees, heads of parastatals and agencies” and “Portfolios of ministers, special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants to the President”,  were last updated in December 2018.

The documents, the first 43…

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