Nigerian author and politician, Reno Omokri has congratulated the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.
Reno congratulated Farouk Yahaya but had some reservations regarding the appointment of a Northern Muslim over concerns that he should try and balance his appointment by choosing a Southerner to occupy the position.
Sharing the photo he wrote: I congratulate General Farouk Yahaya on his appointment as the new Chief of Army Staff by General @MuhammaduBuhari.
But my question is this, will Buhari die if he does not appoint a Northern Muslim Male into sensitive positions? The Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Ministry of Defence, Army, Police, Navy, NSA, DMI, EFCC, DSS, NCS, NIS, NPS, DIA, are all headed by Northern Muslim Males!
The reason why Nigeria is so unbalanced is because there is no balance in appointments under Buhari. In another post he wrote:
It is possible that Major General Yahaya is qualified. But the nation is very divided now. The three arms of government are headed by Northern Muslim Males. This has NEVER happened in our political history. Northern Muslim Males also over dominate the military. The two biggest parastatals in Nigeria are the NNPC and the NPA. Both are headed by Northern Muslims. The means to power in Nigeria is the Independent National Electoral Commission. It is also headed by a Northern Muslim. There is a very, very, flagrant of the Federal Character Principle under this administration and General Buhari does not even try to hide it. This is why he ought to have considered someone else other than a Northern Muslim Male to replace Attahiru, to promote balance. In as much as Yahaya is qualified, I am fairly certain that there are also qualified Igbo, Middle Belt, or minority officers. A Northerner will not be President forever.