The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has kicked against the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s critic and co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde.
Naija News recalls that the Onigbinde was appointed as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, BMO’s Chairman and Secretary respectively, the group said the appointment was a travesty that desecrates the characters of honour and integrity which are the hallmarks of Buhari.
BMO described Seun Onigbinde as an imbalanced caustic denigrator of the government of President Buhari.
According to the group, “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.
“We cannot but wonder that this same man accepted an appointment to serve in this same administration he has described in the most odious terms. It shows he lacks honour.
“He perhaps was 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.”
BMO added that the co-founder of BudgIT should have turned down the appointment if he had decency.
“We believe that a man must stand for something, and live by it. 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?”
“He went as far as deleting his Twitter account so that his ridiculous and denigrating posts against the President Buhari administration would not be recalled. That is enough evidence of Seun Onigbinde’s lack of character,” BMO stated.