Are Northern Christians among the 97% who voted for Buhari? We know that Plateau and Benue states are predominantly Christian and there are sizable number
of Christians in Adamawa, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Taraba, Borno, Yobe Kwara and Kogi states voted for Buhari, that enabled him win the Presidency.
Image: President Muhammadu Buhari]
Why are the votes of Christians (only 2 out of 29 appointments of Northerners) not reflected in appointments of Northerners so far?
Why are appointments from predominantly Christian states like Plateau given to only Muslims from the states?
Are there no qualified Christians from the North that can meet Buhari’s “angelic” qualities for appointment?
Are Northern Christians not northern enough in Buhari’s definition of Northerners?
I raise these questions because of the obvious discrimination against Northern Christians who got only two out of the lopsided twenty-nine appointments of Northerners as shown below.
97% vote for Buhari (NORTH)
1.) Ahmed Joda (North), head, Transition Committee; (Muslim)
2.) Adamu Adamu (North), secretary, Transition Committee; (Muslim)
3.) Lawal Daura (North), director-general, State Security Service (Muslim)
4.) Amina Zakari (North), acting chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), (Muslim)
5.) Mordecai Ladan (North), Head, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) (Christian)
6.) Ahmed Idris (North), accountant-general of the Federation (AGF) (Muslim)
7.) Abdulrahman Mani (North), chief security officer (CSO) – Muslim,
8.) Lawal Kazaure (North), state chief of protocol -Muslim
9.) Mohammed Abubakar, a lieutenant-colonel (North), ADC – Muslim
10.) Shehu Garba (North), senior special assistant (SSA) Media & Publicity- Muslim
11.) Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) National Security Adviser (North) – Muslim
12.) Major-General T.Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff (North) – Muslim
13.) Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar Chief of Air Staff (North) -Muslim.
14.) Major Gen Iliya Abbah, Head, Multi-National Task Force on Boko Haram-Muslim
15.) Haruna Baba Jauro Director General NIMASA (North) – Muslim
16.) Alhaji Mohammed Kari, Chief Executive, National Insurance Commission (North)-Muslim
17.) Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan, Chief of Defence Intelligence (North) –Christian
18 Prof. Umaru Dambatta, National Communication Commission (North)-Muslim
19.) Dr. Maikanti Baru GED Exploration and Production Division, NNPC, North, Muslim
20) Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, GED Finance and Services, NNPC, North (Muslim)
21.) Mr. Inuwa Ibrahim Waya – Managing Director, Hyson (North) Muslim
22.) Mr. Abubakar Mai-Bornu, MD, NPDC (North) Muslim
23 Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu Managing Director of Duke Oil INTERNATIONAL OIL TRADING (North) Muslim
24.) Mele Kyari, Head of crude oil marketing, NNPC
25.) Habibu Abdullahi, MD NPA (North) Muslim
26.) Ahmed Kuru, MD, AMCON (North) Muslim
27.) Aminu Ismail, ED, AMCON (North) Muslim
28.) Mr. Aliyu Yahaya Gusau Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation (North) Muslim
29) Mohammed Dikwa, Ag. Accountant General (North) Muslim