By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Former Army Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, has written a strongly-worded open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging his skewed appointments will carry wreck and destruction to Nigeria.
Within the letter titled: ‘Mr President; Please belong to all of us’ Umar said Nigeria has grow to be dangerously polarised and danger sliding into disaster on account of Buhari’s lopsided appointments.
He accused the President giving undue choice to some sections of the nation over others in his appointments.
Col. Umar, who wrote the letter in response to the celebration of the President’s fifth 12 months in workplace.
The letter dated 31st Might, 2020 reads: ” All those that want you and the nation nicely should mince no phrases in warning you that Nigeria has grow to be dangerously polarized and danger sliding into disaster on account of your administration’s lopsided appointments which continues to provide undue choice to some sections of the nation over others.
“Nowhere is that this extra evident than within the management cadre of our safety providers.
“Mr. President, I remorse that there are not any variety or mild phrases to let you know that your skewed appointments into the places of work of the federal authorities, favoring some and irritating others, shall carry wreck and destruction to this nation.”
He added: “It’s possible you’ll want to recall that I had trigger to enchantment to you, to verify Justice Onnoghen because the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria just a few days earlier than the expiration of his three months tenure of performing appointment to get replaced by a Muslim Northerner.
“We had been saved that embarrassment when his nomination was despatched to the senate by the then performing President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo.
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“When he was lastly confirmed just a few days to the tip of his tenure, he was eliminated after just a few months and changed by Justice Muhammed, a Muslim from the North.
“Might I additionally invite the eye of Mr. President to the pending matter of appointment of a Chief Decide of the Nigerian Court docket Attraction which seems to be producing public curiosity.
As it’s, probably the most senior Decide, Justice Monica Dongban Mensem, a northern Christian, is serving out her second three-month time period as performing Chief Decide with out agency prospects that she will probably be confirmed substantive head.”
“I have no idea Justice Mensem however those that do attest to her competence, honesty and humility. She seems eminently certified for appointment because the substantive Chief Decide of the Court docket of Attraction as she can be mentioned to be extremely really helpful by the Nationwide Judicial Council.
If she will not be and is bypassed in favor of the subsequent in line who occurs to be one other northern Muslim, that may be actually odd.
“By which case, even the most important contingent of PR gurus would battle to rebut the fees that you just, Mr. President, is both unwilling or incapable of performing in your pledge to belong to everybody — and to nobody.
I hope you’ll see your manner into pausing and reflecting on the very grave penalties of such failure not simply to your legacy however to the way forward for our nice nation.”