Popular Christian cleric Rev. David Ayuba Azzaman has spoken out for the first time on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ministerial appointments as well as Governor Uba Sani’s political appointments.
Rev.Azzaman said President Tinubu’s appointments are full of kudos as well as knocks. Citing Benue as an example, the cleric added that some of the appointments were lopsided.
” As in the case of Benue, the Secretary to the Federal Government is a Tiv man, the minister from Benue State is also a Tiv man.
There are other tribes such as the Idomas and the Igedes; at least the President should have picked an Idoma or Igede for ministerial appointment for the sale of equity.
The Rev. also urged Tinubu to consider appointing a Christian from Kaduna State as a minister, adding that Christians in Kaduna were being shortchanged.
“In a state of about 10 million, Christians are about 5 million, yet the Governor, the Deputy, and over ninety percent of the Commissioners are Muslims; it would amount to deliberate marginalization if you don’t appoint a Christian.
The President should understand that he is now the President of all Nigerians and not the President of Muslims or the All Progressive Congress.
Azzaman also urged Governor Uba Sani to be fair to Christians as he goes about constituting his cabinet.
Speaking on other appointments made by Tinubu, the fiery critic commended Tinubu for appointing Nyesom Wike as Minister for the Federal Capital Territory, adding that it is a right peg in a round hole.
He observed that most of the president’s appointments are technocrats who fit into the president’s agenda.
Rev.Azzaman also praised Tinubu for not appointing former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El Rufai, into his cabinet, adding that Tinubu should go a step further and arrest the former Governor for being complicit in the killings that had engulfed the state during his tenure.