The Presidency has stated no part of the Nigerian 1999 Constitution mandates President Muhammadu Buhari to look at federal character in appointing the nation’s Service Chiefs.
Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said this whereas showing on Channels TV’s programme ‘Politics Today’, monitored by Nairalovers on Tuesday.
Adesina was reacting to a query on whether or not or not President Buhari’s new appointment of the nation’s Service Chiefs was lopsided, as many had anticipated that the President would choose a navy chief from the South East area when changing the outgone ones.
But the presidential aide stated in response: “There are sure appointments which are topic to Federal Character. For occasion, the structure says there should be a minister from every state of the nation.
“But there are particular appointments which are additionally not topic to Federal Character and one is in the safety. In the safety they’re not topic to Federal Character. It is about competence; it is about means to ship. So, the President will appointment whoever he thinks is match and correct and would ship to the greatest degree for the nation and for Nigerians.
“So, appointments that are subject to Federal Character would be done to Federal Character, but the ones that are subject to the prerogative of the President, he will do it according to his prerogative.”
Buhari had always been accused of dividing the nation alongside ethnic and spiritual traces over allegations lopsided appointments.
Nairalovers experiences that the President’s snubbing of the South East area in his latest appointment of Service Chiefs might spark contemporary allegations of nepotism towards
The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor as the new Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
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