The Presidency yesterday spurned claims of skewed appointments by former Military governor Kaduna State, Col Dangiwa Umar (rtd), saying it is the South West that controls the lion share of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments.
Umar had, in an open letter, drawn the attention of the president to what he called the dangers of skewed appointments and the need for him to fulfill his promise of belonging to all.
But a top presidency source has said that there is no iota of truth in the allegation of skewed appointments contained in the open letter by Umar.
The impeccable source who did not want his name in print noted that out of the 190 appointments made by the president, the South West has 64, constituting 33.7 per cent, followed by North West with 37 appointments, which is 19.5 per cent of the entire appointments.
Backing his position with a document he made available, he said in all the appointments made by Buhari, the North East got 29 (15.3 per cent), South South 24 (12.6 per cent), North Central, 21 (11.1 per cent), while the South East has 15 (7.9 per cent).
The document showed that in all, the Southern part of the country has 103 appointments making 54.2 per cent, while the Northern part of the country is left with 87 positions, which is 45 .8 per cent.
“I would have expected that before people make such weighty allegations, they would have made even minimal research to back their claims with statistics”, the source added.