President Muhammadu Buhari has made more appointments from the south-east than the south-south and north-central since he assumed office, according to the list of 157 appointees released by presidency.
Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, released the list on Saturday night.
While the south-east has 22, the north-central has 21 and the south-south has 20, the list by geopolitical zone.
The south-west leads with 40 appointees, followed by the north-west’s 30 and north-east’s 24.
In all, there are 75 northerners and 82 southerners on the list.
These statistics appear to contradict popular beliefs that Buhari has favoured the north or marginalised the south-east in his appointments.
Ogun state has the highest with 21, while Imo and Kano follow with 15 each, while Edo and Katsina each has 14.
Kaduna has 12, Adamawa and Bauchi have 11 each while Borno and Lagos have 10 each.
Benue, Delta, Niger and Osun states have nine each; Gombe and Jigawa have eight each; Rivers seven while Bayelsa and Ondo have six each. Cross River, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Yobe have five each; Enugu, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Sokoto and Zamfara have four each; Kebbi has three; while Ebonyi and Abia states have two each.
The FCT has nothing recorded against it on the graph.