Reacting to the avalanche of criticisms that trailed the latest appointments announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency, on Friday, explained that the political appointments will balance out very soon.
Femi Adeshina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, while speaking on a popular radio program on Friday, said the President was aware of federal character.
The Presidential spokesman also expressed the believe that there would be balance by the time the President makes more appointments in September.
While arguing that the appointments were the President’s prerogative, Adeshina also said nobody can fault the fact that those named so far were appointed on merits.
The Presidential spokesman would also not want people to blame Buhari for positions that were filled as a result of elections, like those of the National Assembly and appointments made as a result of next in command, like those of the acting Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission and that of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
He assured all stakeholders that the President would keep to his promise of appointing the remaining aides and ministers in September.
“These are still early days. At the end of the day, we will have a balance.
“By the time more appointments are made, it will balance out. The President is trying to get the very best of Nigerians. The issue of key positions and no key positions should not be the issue.
“He gave a deadline of September for the appointment of ministers and he will keep to it,” Adeshina said.1 comment