June 1, 2023

Presidency explains Buhari’s lopsided appointment of security chiefs

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Presidency explains Buhari’s lopsided appointment of security chiefs

The Presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged lopsided appointments of security heads.

Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said his principal couldn’t subject the appointment of Service Chiefs, and heads of security agencies to ethnic balancing or federal character.

He explained that the appointment of security chiefs was purely the prerogative of Buhari.

Speaking on Channels Television, Adesina said: “Don’t subject security to ethnic balancing; don’t subject security to federal character.

“In fact, the constitution that prescribes federal character even gives the President some prerogatives that he can appoint on his own.

“President will always have the prerogative to appoint those he feels can help him secure the country and have the kind of country you deserve to have.”

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