Federal appointments are lopsided – Owong Archianga

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The Chairman Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs, Owong (Dr.) Effiong B. Archianga (JP), FCE, FCAI has pointed out that the appointments made by the present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari is lopsided and full of lapses. He said the government should try to balance it in the spirit fairness.

The Akwaha-Owong Ibeno and the Paramount Ruler of Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State said he was yet to see change in the new dispensation except for the campaign against corruption. “I am yet to see any change. The only change I have seen is the campaign against corruption. The fight should be balanced. The measure used on Mr. A. should be used on Mr. B. It should not be political”, the Owong opined.

The Owong was in Abuja for the 2016 Annual National Political Summit organized by Save Democracy Group Africa. The theme of the summit is; “2015 General Election: Consolidating the Gains and Building Positive Political Culture for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria”. In his opening address at the occasion, the Director General of Save Democracy Group Africa, Chief Dr. Ifedi Okenwa said the summit was intended to be used as a platform for setting political norms in the country if it is institutionalized. “We believe that institutionalizing this Summit will bring the best of the elite members of Nigerian society especially those who do not have a platform to contribute credibly and audibly to our political engineering process”, he revealed.

Commenting on the event, Dr. Archianga said the Summit is a nice programme but feared that the greatest challenge to it is implementation. The President was the Chief Guest of Honour and was represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.


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