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Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by sirvic01(m): 8:51am On Jun 15, 2015
Three All Progressives Congress (APC) chiefs and a seasoned bureaucrat are in the race for Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to make up his mind on who gets the job. Besides, he is battling to stave off pressure.

Those either interested or being strongly recommended for the SGF are ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi (South-South), ex-Governor Ogbonnaya Onu (South-East), APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun (Edo) and a former occupant of the office, Amb. Babagana Kingibe.

There is a bureaucrat from the North-East whose name was not immediately known yesterday.

There are three issues Buhari is trying to resolve:

•should the SGF go to the Northeast or the Southeouth/Southeast?

•should he be a cosmopolitan young element or an experienced bureaucrat? and

•how to avoid the “way and manner in which a former SGF turned the office into an ethnic enclave and destroyed the ethos of the civil service”.

The former SGF reportedly politicised appointments, resulting in a situation whereby two people were given letters for an office.

The President is said to be concerned about geopolitical balance in appointments.

The power sharing in the Executive and the Legislature so far has shown that only the South-South is yet to be accommodated.

The breakdown is as follows: President (North-West); Vice-President (South-West); President of the Senate (North-Central); Deputy President of the Senate (South-East); the Speaker of the House of Representatives (North-East); the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (South-West).

But it was gathered that Buhari does not want to subject the appointment of the SGF to Federal Character Principle because of what a source described as “the sensitive nature of the office”.

A highly-placed source in the Presidency said: “The delay in appointing the SGF is borne out of the fact that the President has left it open for the consideration of many eligible Nigerians irrespective of geopolitical zones.

“Those recommended for SGF are ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi(South-South), ex-Governor Ogbonnaya Onu(South-East), the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun(Edo); and a former occupant of the office, Amb. Babagana Kingibe, who is a long-time personal friend of Buhari.



“Apart from playing a crucial role as the engine room of Buhari’s campaign, some forces in the Presidency believe Amaechi combines youthful age advantage and political experience to occupy the office.

“The only fear of Buhari in Amaechi is youthful exuberance, temperament and a down-to-heart attitude which may not be ideal for a technical and diplomatic assignment.

“But pro-Amaechi forces in the presidency pointed to Amaechi’s calmness, composure and successful coordination of the Presidential Campaign as signs of his readiness for the job.

“They also said having staked his integrity and life on the line for Buhari, only the SGF is befitting for Amaechi than a ministerial job.

“Amaechi’s dimension is a major challenge for Buhari. I think the same forces against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu are working hard to sideline the ex-governor of Rivers State because of his closeness to Buhari.”

It was learnt that Onu appears the man to beat because of his reserved nature, academic excellence, especially having bagged First Class from the University of Lagos, and his cosmopolitan outlook.

A former governor said: “You cannot see Onu’s credentials without being intimidated. In all the schools he attended, he came tops.

“The challenge however is that with the South-East occupying the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate, the zone might not get the SGF again. You can see the danger of being slow in taking decision.”

Although Oyegun is highly experienced as a former Federal Permanent Secretary, the popular thinking is that he is incompetent as shown in the way in which he handled the crisis in the National Assembly. “This has created a setback for him,” a source said.

“As a matter of fact, Buhari wants Oyegun to remain in the party. I think they had issues when they were in ANPP and Buhari is favourably disposed to retaining Oyegun in the APC secretariat.

“There is also anger in the party on how the NWC failed to be decisive on the sharing of positions in the National Assembly. It was a litmus test which will work against him in becoming the SGF.”

It was gathered that if Buhari has his way, he would not waste time in appointing Amb. Babagana Kingibe, whom he had courted since their days in the former seat of power, Dodan Barracks in Lagos.

It was learnt that when anti-Kingibe forces came to Buhari recently to de-market the former SGF, the President said: “Kingibe contributed immensely to my campaign. contrary to what you think.”

“I think age and geopolitical balance are working against Kingibe. But he will certainly play a role in Buhari’s administration.

“This is why another bureaucrat from the North-East is being considered too.”

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by ibkgab001: 8:53am On Jun 15, 2015
That post is going to OMOYIBO or else

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by ricsman(m): 9:01am On Jun 15, 2015
whatever
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Orunto: 10:44am On Jun 15, 2015
Give to Amaechi. Give the ss.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Nobody: 10:47am On Jun 15, 2015
He shld kip his fcvking post to himself We don't nid it He shld give his slaves(sophisticated people)

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Nobody: 10:48am On Jun 15, 2015
He shld kip his fcvking post to himself We don't nid it He shld give his slaves(sophisticated people)

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by BLOTRS: 11:03am On Jun 15, 2015
amaechi or ogbonnaya...giving to NE will create more enemies for buhari

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by stobery(m): 11:06am On Jun 15, 2015
Mttcheeeee
Too much noise, travelling & dinners

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Gogetta(m): 11:54am On Jun 15, 2015
OREMUSSANCTUS:
He shld kip his fcvking post to himself
We don't nid it
He shld give his slaves(sophisticated people)
Pele, stop crying! cheesy

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by 9jii(m): 11:59am On Jun 15, 2015
OREMUSSANCTUS:
He shld kip his fcvking post to himself
We don't nid it
He shld give his slaves(sophisticated people)
Complaining will always remain your Potion.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Dollyak(f): 12:09pm On Jun 15, 2015
Ideally, I would've preferred he choose the right candidates based on their abilities rather than where they come from, but the situation in Nigeria is such that it wouldn't work.

Hopefully all regions will be fairly represented in his cabinet.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by elohorayodele: 12:09pm On Jun 15, 2015
time de go do fast jor
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Mogidi: 12:09pm On Jun 15, 2015
•should the SGF go to the Northeast or the Southeouth/Southeast?

•should he be a cosmopolitan young element or an experienced bureaucrat? and

•how to avoid the “way and manner in which a former SGF turned the office into an ethnic enclave and destroyed the ethos of the civil service”.

Snail president, by xmas Buhari would still be pondering who to make his sgf.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by ihatebuhari(f): 12:10pm On Jun 15, 2015
Rubbish for how long


Or Nigeria is now west Germany? Daura President

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Nobody: 12:11pm On Jun 15, 2015
undecided undecided
Kingibe still dey? shocked shocked

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by esere826: 12:12pm On Jun 15, 2015
SGF position should not be given to people with Amaechi, Ribadu, Kingibe and Sanusis temperaments ooooo
it needs a cool headed person
Temperaments that can manage such SSG position can be found in Oyegun, Onu, Olu Falae etc

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by sKeetz(m): 12:13pm On Jun 15, 2015
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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by BossAyuk: 12:14pm On Jun 15, 2015
OREMUSSANCTUS:
He shld kip his fcvking post to himself
We don't nid it
He shld give his slaves(sophisticated people)
Who's the "we" here dumbo?

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by chamboy(m): 12:14pm On Jun 15, 2015
This one is South east or south south
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Nobody: 12:15pm On Jun 15, 2015
i though fashola was his choice already?
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by chamboy(m): 12:15pm On Jun 15, 2015
Mogidi:


Snail president, by xmas Buhari would still be pondering who to make his sgf.
Mumu SGF isn't Senior Girl Friend

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by WDESAFETY: 12:16pm On Jun 15, 2015
The whole thing is taking too much time, I expected the APC led government to be up and running by now really.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Nobody: 12:16pm On Jun 15, 2015
speculations!
but they said Buhari was going to announce Fashola as the SGF today abi today no be monday again

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by hansad: 12:17pm On Jun 15, 2015
Stop these stories of Buhari wanting this or that, or even going to the toilet. Nigerians want to see change.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Realisticman: 12:17pm On Jun 15, 2015
Just give it to a competent Nigerian whose tribe will not turn that office to a tribal office. Or start to marshal their ethnic warlords to threaten everyone when his time is due to go.
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by ekwerendi55(m): 12:18pm On Jun 15, 2015
south south needs d position ooooo...remember wat ameachi did for u
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by basilo101: 12:18pm On Jun 15, 2015
I thought they said the list will be out today
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Themandator: 12:18pm On Jun 15, 2015
The media is gradually becoming boring... Speculation is now the order of the day.

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by volterra(m): 12:19pm On Jun 15, 2015
So now we have to beg Baba to give the SGF slot to a reputable individual from the South East abi?
Make baba no make me show myself oh.
Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by Youngzedd(m): 12:19pm On Jun 15, 2015
Give it to me.


grin grin

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by DickDastardly(m): 12:20pm On Jun 15, 2015
cool
Jega for that post

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Re: Buhari Considers Balance In SGF Choice by belente(m): 12:21pm On Jun 15, 2015
This government is very slow in taking decisions

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