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Junaid: 99 percent of Buhari’s appointments not based on merit

Junaid: 99 percent of Buhari’s appointments not based on merit
January 15
21:41 2021

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says over 99 percent of Buhari’s appointments are not based on merit.

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Mohammed said this in reaction to comments credited to Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto. The bishop had accused Buhari of nepotism.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Friday, the former lawmaker said the issue Kukah raised on nepotism is real.

“I have no problem with part of his (Kukah’s) statement, but I don’t believe he is historically accurate by saying that coups come about when Muslims or northerners find themselves being marginalised,” he said.

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“But I have to admit that the core issue he raised about nepotism is real, and of course marginalisation of some certain sections of the country is real and that nepotism is in favour of people that are close to Buhari, particularly his friends, cronies, relations and in-laws.

“Over 99 percent of the appointments Buhari made were not based on merit.

“Anybody who tells you that a nation cannot have more than one civil war is ignorant of history. Several countries, including the English and the Scots as well as Russia, Italy and Germany, have faced several wars. The French have gone through several civil wars.

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“There must be a sense of justice among the people. If there is no justice, no matter how much you pray or no matter how much you try to convolute, the real reasons for the war will rear its ugly head and you will see yourself walking into another disaster.”

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