Replace Babachir with Onu, ex-Gov Attah urges Buhari

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[Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari is most likely searching for the replacement of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF.

With the All Progressives Congress, APC, as an amalgam of different parties, Attah said that it has to cater for the interests of its component units.

The former governor claimed that while the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, produced the president, the Action Congress of Nigeria ACN, the vice president, the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, the National Assembly leadership, only the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, has not been adequately represented.

He said: “The APC is made up of the defunct ACN, ANPP, CPC, and later the New PDP. The CPC produced the president, The APC Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, nominated someone as the vice president, those from the PDP control the National Assembly and I had always thought that the ANPP should produce the SGF and that person is Ogbonnaya Onu, their leader who is a man of integrity and has a lot of experience as a former governor, party leader and a minister.

“So, I was quite surprised that he did not get it in the first place, unless he says he does not want it, then they can nominate another person from the ANPP bloc, but still from the South East.”he said.

Recall that THE PAGE had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the suspension of the Secretary to the Govt of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, over allegations of violations of law and due process, on April 19, 2017.

However, a three-man Committee comprising the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the National Security Adviser, headed by the Vice President, has been established to conduct both investigations and submit its report to the President within 14 days.




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