Exclusive: APC Governors Kick As Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Kyari Takes Over Federal Appointments

Exclusive: APC Governors Kick As Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Kyari Takes Over Federal Appointments
April 26 22:55 2017 Print This Article

Governors of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) rose from a meeting, on Wednesday afternoon with a decision to protest to President Muhammad Buhari the takeover of Federal appointments by his Chief Of Staff (COS) Mr. Abbah Kyari.

Our correspondent’s investigations revealed that the APC governors, who met at the party’s secretariat on Blantyr Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, raised dusts over Mr. Kyari, takeover of all key appointments of the present administration without recourse to anybody in the party, especially the governors.

The COS it was gathered last week  hurriedly directed the release of appointment letters of some newly appointed heads of Federal government agencies despite a directive by the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo for a stay of action.

One of the governor who spoke to our correspondent, on Wednesday night shortly after the meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the governors were angry that those who didn’t work for the party are the ones allocating and taking all the juicy appointments accusing Mr. Kyari of using his position to allocate all key appointments to his loyalists, stooges and highest bidders.

“We are certainly;y going to protest this to Mr. President. We met today and the issue of federal appointments and the lopsided way it is done is one of the main issues we discussed today. Mr. President has to do some about the way his COS Abbah Kyari has hijacked all political appointments. It is sad that even the Vice President is not in the know of most of these appointment. We want Mr. President to do something urgent before APC becomes a laughing stock,” he said pleading anonymity.

The governor lamented that “it is sad that Mr. President allowed things to degenerate to this level. This is the first time in the history of democracy in Nigeria that the governors are left out from federal appointments, where party leaders and major stakeholders are left out. If the party does not correct these anomalies, we won’t be able to go anywhere in 2019”.

Another governor who also expressed disappointment at the way things were been done in the government today, urged the president to investigate the role some of his key aides have played some embarrassing scandals in the last 20 months of the administration.

“We are happy with what Mr. President is doing with the case of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Babachir Lawal, the Director General (DG) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). This action will reaffirm the fate of Nigerians in the Buhari government. what We want now is for the president to extend the probe to other areas suck=h as the the case of the MTN scandal, the alleged fraud in the allocation of oil licenses and allegations of fraud in some key ministries and agencies of government. If Mr. President does this, Nigerians will believe strongly that he is really determined to fight corruption. Anything else would be counter productive,” the source stated.

 

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