State Governors elected under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have put forward a formal complaint in a written letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing their discontent over many of his recent appointments especially the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees which he recently sent to the Senate for confirmation and approval .
Recall that the APC Governors held a meeting with the President last week Monday closely after names of ambassadors-designates were released and stated clearly the appointments failed to reflect federal character. The aggrieved APC chieftains allegedly vowed to frustrate the proposed ambassadors whose nomination did not represent the reality and endorsement of party leaders in their states.
The Governors tabled their displeasure on the same day the Governor of Bauchi State, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar and his Jigawa counterpart, Mr. Mohammed Baduru, made a request to President Buhari to help them in dealing with the issue of insecurity and kidnapping in their respective states.
At the end of the meeting, however, the governors disclosed that the President had instructed them to present a formal, written letter stating their observations.
While speaking to State House correspondents after he met with the President on behalf of other APC Governors yesterday, October 31, at the presidential Villa, Abuja, Sam Ortom, Governor of Benue State said he and his colleagues had written to the President on the issue of lopsided appointments of ambassadorial nominees. He nevertheless, quickly pointed out that making appointments is a right exclusive to the President.
“It is the prerogative of Mr. President to do appointments but where there is need, we always give support. We have written where we have reservations and is being attended to.”