Buhari Group Faults Appointment of ‘Shameful’ Onigbinde


The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has kicked against the appointment of the co-founder of BudgIT and a critic of the president Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, Seun Onigbinde as a technical adviser to the Minister of state for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba.

The group in a statement issued on Sunday by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju described Onigbinde as a man lacking in honour and integrity.

The statement reads, “Seun Onigbinde lacks honour and integrity, which are characters known of President Buhari, and thus could not be in the same team with him.

“He has severally described the President with the most distasteful terms and has shown, especially on social media, that he sees nothing good in the administration of President Buhari.

“Onigbinde had also gone to the shameful extent of describing those who support the President and his administration as ethnic jingoists. He once referred to the President as incompetent, and accused him of being a dictator committing illegality.

“Onigbinde lacks honour. He been browbeating all the while so he could achieve some notice and be sneaked in at night into the same government he publicly threw invectives at.

“If Seun was called by anyone to take an appointment in a government he ridiculed and called illegal and dictatorial, he should have turned it down, if he had any decency or morals.

“Does he now want to serve in this same government and become part of what he had called illegality and dictatorship?

“There are countless supporters of the President who are better qualified”.

Onigbinde who was vocal in criticising the policies and leadership style of Buhari in the past few years deactivated his Twitter account that was replete with tweets critical of the president when the news broke on Friday that he has been appointed as an aide to the Minister. He later reactivated the account and claimed he never deactivated it, that he merely ran of internet data. A claim that was untrue.

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