SEASON OF REJECTION: Again, Another Ambassadorial Nominee Rejects Buhari’s Offer
This is coming barely three days after Pauline Tallen, former deputy governor of Plateau state, turned down the offer as well.
Unlike Tallen, TheCable reports that Bugaje was prevailed upon by top government officials not to announce his rejection of the offer in the media.
Speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, commended Tallen for her decision.
“Pauline is an astute politician from my state, and part of the issue we also raised was on some of the appointments that were made.
“So, all the states that had complaints are going to put it in writing and the president promised he is going to look into it”, he said.
Regarding Tallen’s decision to reject the appointment, Lalong said: “Well, it is not only about her husband; I think is the dimension of plateau politics because I had already made complaints to Mr President that appointments should not be concentrated in one zone.