Tension as Buhari’s brother refuses ambassadorial nomination

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All is not well with President Muhammadu Buhari’s family as close associates are beginning to desert him for reasons known to them.

Aisha Buhari said she had had enough and bared her mind two weeks ago in a BBC interview.

Following the latest outbursts on the way and manner the president runs his administration, APC governors met with him in a closed door session with him yesterday.

The major agenda was the President’s ambassadorial nominees.

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Some active politicians who have been expectant of political appointments disappointed and has turned down the president’s appointment.

Recall that a former deputy governor from Plateau State, Tallen, had rejected Buhari’s ambassadorial nomination.

She had explained that her decision was done in fairness to other parts of the state.

Speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari, Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong commended Tallen for her decision.

“We had already made complaints to Mr. President that appointments should not be concentrated in one zone.

“All these appointments came again from one zone, in that particular zone.

“So Tallen rejected the President’s appointment on the grounds that it was not fair.

“All the federal appointments are from the southern zone, so it would not be fair representation.

Following Tallen’s rejection of President Buhari’s ambassadorial nomination, one of Buhari’s kinsmen, Dr. Usman Bugaje declined the ambassadorial appointment too.

Dr. Bugaje is from Katsina State.

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Bugaje said he was not dully consulted before the appointment.

He only learnt about his nomination from newspapers.

Incensed by the act, Bugaje convened a called a press conference to give the presidency a piece of his mind.

Buhari’s associates stormed the venue and disrupted the press briefing.

Bugaje then placed a call to Buhari’s chief of staff, Malam Abba Kyari, and gave him a piece of his mind.

He then announced his refusal and walked away.