Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Buhari speaks on his recent appointments, says he chose people who have been loyal to him

People who are loyal to you or people who can do
the job? Just asking, what do I know? President
Buhari yesterday broke his silence on the recent
appointments he made which has been described as
lopsided. In an interview with BBC Hausa which was
translated by Daily Trust, President Buahri said he
chose people that have been loyal and steadfast with
him right from his days in APP, CPC and then APC.

"This is the nature of Nigerian politics. If they will
do justice to me, as an elected Nigerian
president, let them look at the Constitution a
Nigerian president works with, there are people
who will closely work with me that don't need to
be taken to the Senate. If I select people whom I
know quite well in my political party, whom we
came all the way right from the APP, CPC and
APC, and have remained together in good or bad
situation, the people I have confidence in and I
can trust them with any post, will that amount to
anything wrong? I have been with them
throughout our trying times, what then is the
reward of such dedication and suffering? They
did not defect because of positions, they did not
involve themselves in the pursuit of personal
gains, and they accepted their fate throughout
our trying moments. What is wrong if I make you
the secretary (of the federal government)
because I have confidence that things will go
normal?"he said

On the Chibok girls, Buhari said

"They have scattered them, and are being
guarded at dispersed locations. Most of the girls
are Christians and were forced to embrace
Islam. And the sect's cruel leaders have married
some of the girls, obviously against their wish.

Others have been left to practice their religion
but their condition could hardly be ascertained.
Both ground and air security personnel in the
Sambisa forest could spot where the girls are,
but since the insurgents have also kidnapped
housewives and other women, no one could say
whether they mixed them or how they dispersed
them. But efforts are being intensified and as
people know, the three neighboring governments
of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger are helping us
since these suicide bombers are now going to
their areas and detonating the bombs in
mosques and other places"he said

On his yet to be released ministerial list, Buhari said
those who have held government positions before
and were involved in unwholesome practices
knowingly or unknowingly will not be invited. He said
those who have held such positions before or tried to
maintain accountability will be considered for

"There are people that deserve to hold the
position because of their knowledge in either
financial issues, or oil sector or even in
governance. But you discover that in one way or
the other, and whether they knew it or not, they
were dragged to such unwholesome practices.
Bringing such people will be tantamount to
leaving your doors open when you have gone to
rest in your apartment. Putting such people in
either financial, petrol or works ministry would
be dangerous because behind the scene, some
people control a person. They would be dictating
to them with a threat to award them contracts.
This is the most frightening thing that Nigerians
must understand. You need to get people who
held similar post before or tried to maintain
accountability"he said.

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