The senator representing Bauchi Central in the National Assembly, Sen. Isah Misau has said that many of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments were made for considerations other than merit.
He made this known Wednesday while contributing to a motion by Shuaibu Lau, senator representing Taraba South, on herdsmen attacks in his state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) added that religion and tribe were now major reasons people get appointments instead of merit.
He further revealed that there was a plot to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki from office, alleging that the plot was being championed by a minister.
He said the campaigners claimed that the Senate President was trying to defect from the APC to the PDP.
In the same vein, he faulted the alleged lopsidedness of the Federal Government’s anti-corruptuon war, accusing the government of being biased.
He said, “When we were on holiday, so many people were going behind that they should try and remove the senate president. During this holiday, a minister was spearheading that thing.
“What is the reason? They said the Senate president would leave APC, that they should create problems for him (Saraki). What kind of country is this? Everything is about religion, about tribe.
“It is high time we did the right thing in this country. If it’s about talking here or holding conferences, it would not solve this problem (of security challenges). We should look at security, who and who are holding offices, are they appointed by merit?
“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.
“We say we are fighting corruption. Babachir Lawal that the vice-president’s committee indicted… why can’t they take him to court and all of us are here keeping quiet. People who have not done anything are always in court.”