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Fayose ‘Governor’s appointments more unbalanced than Buhari’s,’ Ekiti APC says

Fayose had issued a statement accusing Buhari of bias and terming him the ‘President of the North’ after the appointments were announced.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Governor Ayo Fayose for his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments.

Fayose had issued a statement accusing Buhari of bias and terming him the ‘President of the North’ after the appointments were announced.

The Ekiti APC has however accused Fayose of making more self-serving appointments than the president.

This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, September 3, 2015, by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun.

It reads:

“The governor is guilty of worse insensitivity to his fellow Ekiti people in the state appointments made so far. Muslims were not given up to one percent of the appointments made by Fayose’s administration.”

 “While Buhari’s appointments of his personal aides were based mainly on merit and conviction that they would deliver good services to lift Nigeria out of the woods, Fayose’s consideration for appointments was based on narrow selfish motives for self-preservation.”

“While Buhari considered competence, merit and track records of sound morality in public conduct in the appointments of his personal aides, self-preservation is the major criterion for appointments in Fayose’s government.”

“This self-preservation is anchored on prospects of the vulnerability of the appointees to manipulation and family affinity which Fayose believes he can exploit to enable him have a firm grip on the state and do whatever he wants with the fortunes of Ekiti people without restraints.”

“Fayose’s Chief of Staff is from the governor’s ward. His Personal Assistant, Secretary of the Local Government Education Authority and the chairman of Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency (EKSTMA) are all from Afao-Ekiti, the governor’s home town.”

Buhari has been severely criticized for the appointments which many believe show favouritism towards the north.

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