Records Show Buhari Favoured South More Than North In Political Appointments
Contrary to popular and widespread opinions, facts and records have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave more juicy political appointments to the southern part of the country than he did to the north.
Official documents containing appointments by President Buhari during his first administration in 2015 reveal that there was a balance between both geopolitical zones, Vanguard reports.
For instance, Ogun came at the top of the list in the nation with 31 appointees, more than the MDA appointments for three northwest states which are Kebbi 13, Zamfara seven, and Sokoto six.
For northwest, Katsina state was the highest (24 appointments) while Kaduna and Kano each got 16; with Jigawa allotted 12.
Whereas in political employment the southeast was least, Imo had the third highest number of MDA appointments (29 appointees), with Anambra given 20 and Abia getting 14.
States like Enugu and Ebonyi had eight and seven respectively. However, the documents indicates that the percentage in executive management appointments in MDAs, is 51% in favour of the 19 northern states, and 49% in favour of the 17 states from the south.
On the flip side, 124 high profile political appointments such as special advisers, senior special assistants, and special assistants to the president were made out of which 59 were from the northern and 65 were from the south.