Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, of promoting favouritism, nepotism and tribalism in all of his appointments. ayokinews.com reports
Speaking in Enugu, during a lecture organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Enugu chapter, on the theme ‘Emerging security situation in the South-East: the place of good governance’, Ortom noted that the lopsided federal appointments by President Buhari, played a very huge role in the current division of the country.
He further stated that such acts by the president violates the principle of federal character as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
Ortom said, “The lopsided federal appointments, nepotism and other acts of sectionalism, particularly from 2015 to date, have divided Nigeria now more than at any other time in the country’s history.
“The Federal Character Principle as enshrined in the constitution has been abused and abandoned by the present administration. This is where leadership has failed Nigerians and good governance has also been relegated to the back seat.
“Eastern Nigeria, like other parts of the country, deserves equal attention with the provision of critical infrastructure and development projects, as well as allocation of resources and key appointments at the federal level.”