The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammad Buhari has appointed more people from Ogun, Imo and Kano States than other states.
This revelation is coming after a newspaper report stated that a majority of the Mr. Buhari’s appointees were from the northern region.
Media Aide to the President, Femi Adesina stated that ”The Business Day report that 81 of the president’s 100 political appointees are northerners is “misleading”
“To claim, suggest or attempt to insinuate that the President’s appointments are tilted in favour of a section of the country is simply untrue and certainly uncharitable,” he said.
The graphic illustration below is the list of appointees from the respective states.
The graph shows that Ogun state has the highest number of appointments with 21, followed by Imo and Kano states with 15 each, and Edo and the president’s home state of Katsina with 14 each.
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has no appointee — the worst case; while Ebonyi and Abia have two each, Kebbi has three, while Zamfara, Sokoto, Oyo, Enugu, Ekiti and Akwa Ibom have four each.