When a member of the opposition party condemns a sitting government, it is expected, But when it comes from a member of the same political structure, there is cause for concern.

This best describes what a senator under the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Isa Misau, has done.

He has dared to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of appointing incompetent people into his cabinet.

The Bauchi senator also said the appointment of the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Abubakar, was shrouded with favouritism.

He alleged that Abubakar failed examinations preceding his appointment.

President Buhari appointed Abubakar as the substantive DG of the NIA on Wednesday, January 10.

Misau said the appointment of Abubakar who was until then the Senior Special Assistant to the President, SSAP, on Foreign Affairs/International Relations, was improper.

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“Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed, is he qualified to be there? He’s not qualified. This is the person that failed two exams, we know. He failed two exams and just because he is close to people taking decisions, he was appointed.”

He berated President Buhari for surrounding himself with incompetent people who “take decisions anyhow.”

“So many appointments in this government are not on merit. Some people have taken over the government as if they are even above the president. They take decisions anyhow. We say we are fighting corruption, Babachir that the vice-president’s committee indicted him. 

"Today, they are pursuing other people, why can’t they take Babachir (Lawal, former SGF) to court and all of us are here keeping quiet. People who have not done anything are always in court. This is the man that squandered money meant for IDPs and he is still visiting villa every day.”


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