- Daniel Bwala accuses President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of nepotism in his recent appointments, particularly favoring the South West
- He claims that Tinubu has concentrated government positions in Lagos and ignored the South South and South East
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been accused of nepotism due to the concentration of his recent appointments in the South West, particularly Lagos State.
The accusation was made by Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign council for the 2023 general election, on Channels TV Politics Today.
He claimed Tinubu had beaten out former President Muhammadu Buhari in nepotism.
Buhari was accused of making most of his appointments from the northern part of the country while in office, but Bwala claimed that in the case of Tinubu, only a section of the country’s southern part was receiving attention.
Bwala, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, emphasized that the president has ignored the South-South and South East in his appointments.
APC as a political party is a party that commenced the idea of nepotism. Remember when President Buhari was in power, people complained about nepotism…but he’s like iPhone 13 Promax.
By the time President Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over, his own even exceeded iPhone 14 and went straight to iPhone 15 Promax in the sense that his appointments have generated a conversation around the country that the government is being concentrated in one part of the country over and above others.
In the case of Buhari, you could argue that he favoured the North…but you could see that it is populated by Northeast, Northwest, and North Central. There was a democratic distribution of appointments there but when it comes to this present government, if you look at it, the Southeast and the South-south are left behind.
The dominance of the appointments is in the Southwest. And even when you go further in the Southwest, there are quite a number of people in the South west who will tell you that the appointments were concentrated in Lagos.
He claimed that the constitution states that the country should not be run in such a way that one part has dominance over the other, and that Tinubu is breaking the law.
Following his obvious disregard for other parts of Nigeria, the former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the president may not be able to enjoy loyalty from all sections of the country.