Buhari did not favour Northern muslims in appointment – Yemi Osinbajo

Buhari did not favour Northern muslims in appointment. Prof Yemi Osinbajo has come out to defend the nepotism leveled against his boss President Buhari. He said Buhari’s appointments did not favour any part of the country or any religion in giving out appointment. The Vice President was speaking to a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos on Friday.

Yemi Osinbajo was asked about the allegations of nepotism against the Buhari administration. He said, Buhari did not favour Northern muslims in appointment. Look at the cabinet, for example, from the point of view of the religion, it has an equal number – 18 Christians, 18 Muslims; but, we have the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as well as the Head of Service who are Christians. So we have 20 Christians to 18 Muslims; that’s the structure of the cabinet. So if you take that narrative you may argue that perhaps the Christians have the upper hand; that’s a possible narrative.

Buhari did not favour Northern muslims in appointment. Let us look a little deeper into that, so there are those who may argue, for example, that the north has an upper hand or perhaps one section has an upper hand in the cabinet as one narrative. The South East, for example, has five states. Four of the South Eastern states have senior ministers; all of them, except one, who is Minister of State for Education.

Look at the cabinet, for example, from the point of view of the religion, it has an equal number – 18 Christians, 18 Muslims; but, we have the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as well as the Head of Service who are Christians. So we have 20 Christians to 18 Muslims; that’s the structure of the cabinet. So if you take that narrative you may argue that perhaps the Christians have the upper hand; that’s a possible narrative.

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