– Ohaneze Ndigbo has said that the Igbos are not given proper representation in Buhari’s cabinet
– The Igbo forum said the number of Igbo’s in Buhari’s cabinet is not in accordance with the conctitution
– Ohaneze says it is sad that those who should be acknowledged in Buhari’s government have been left behind
Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described as “abysmal, the representation of Igbos in the current Federal Government as led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nwodo on Thursday, January 19, said that the number of Ndigbo in the government “falls extremely short of the constitutional provisions for the reflection of federal character in the appointment into important government positions.”
Nwodo spoke at the first meeting of the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu yesterday. “No arm of government namely, the Executive, Judiciary or Legislature is headed by an Igbo.
“No section of the Armed Forces or paramilitary organisation is headed by an Igbo. Neither the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal nor the Federal High Court is headed by an Igbo.
“We know in the history of this country when a Lieutenant Colonel was appointed to the position of Chief of General Staff over and above his superiors just to ensure ethnic balance.
We know when a Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria was to ensure ethnic balance. We know when a former Military Head of State was drafted to run for president was to douse ethnic tensions.
“What is very perturbing is the public declaration of Mr President that his appointments must favour the states that voted overwhelmingly for him and those he trusts even against the provisions of our constitution relating to federal character.