‘Let’s Unite and Vote out Buhari’ – Reactions Trail Buhari’s Appointment of Bichi as DG, DSS

Many Nigerians were stunned Thursday night when President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Bichi, whose appointment takes effect from Friday, September 14, 2018, replaces Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who was installed in an acting capacity by Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo after the dismissal of Lawal Daura.

While Buhari was away on vacation in the United Kingdom at the time of Seiyafa’s appointment, he’d withheld his confirmation as substantive head of the state police since his return.

And out of the blue Thursday, the president announced Bichi as the new head of the organisation.

The president’s latest intervention has triggered strong reactions in the polity, with many questioning his motives for appointing another northerner to a sensitive security position, and others amplifying accusations of his alleged ethno-religious agenda.

From notable politicians to public commentators and ordinary citizens, here are some of the reactions on Twitter…

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