AGAIN: President Buhari Appoints Dead Ebonyi Man to Board of Federal Character Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a dead person from Ebonyi State to the board of the Federal Character Commission.

The deceased, Mr. Chukwuemeka Tobias Okwuru was formerly a lawmaker in Ebonyi State.

His name was part of a 38-man list the presidency sent to the House of Senate for confirmation, which was read out by Senate President Ahmed Lawal during Tuesday’s plenary session.

Deceased name marked with red.

Findings revealed that late Okwuru, who once represented Ikwo/Ezza Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, died in February 2020 at the age of 59.

While alive, he served as state auditor of Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Whip of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, before moving to represent his constituency at the National Assembly.

This is not coming as a surprise as this is not the first time President Buhari will be giving appointments to dead people.

In 2017, the list of appointments into the boards of federal agencies and corporations released was laden with the names of dead people, a total of 5 at the time.

The dead persons alleged to be on that list were Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta), Rev. Father Christopher Utov (Benue), DIG Donald Ugbaja (retd), Garba Attahiru (Kaduna) and Umar Dange (Sokoto).

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