‘Replace him with a family member’ – Wife of dead man appointed by Buhari says

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Mrs. Anna Okpozo, the Widow of late Senator Francis Okpozo, has asked Pres. Buhari to appoint another member of the family for the board appointment given to her late husband, TheNation reports.

The name of Senator Okpozo who died in December last year appeared on the list of Board appointments released by the FG on Friday. Late Okpozo was appointed as Chairman of Nigeria Press Council, but his wife said the appointment came too late.

His widow who said the name of her late husband on the list was a surprise to her added that she would not pick offence over the development. She acknowledged the appointment of one of her sons, Harrison Okpozo, as member of Board of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and urged President Buhari to consider any member of the Okpozo’s family to replace her late husband.

“I want to tell Mr. President that my husband that he gave appointment is no longer alive. To be frank, if not for my husband, he would not have got the votes he got in Delta State during his primaries, and the main election he tried even though he was starved of funds.

During‎ the President’s inauguration, my husband was in Abuja. When the President was away attending to his health, my husband fell sick. I appeal to the President to consider any other person from the family to take the place of my late husband.

I am not picking any offence at all because as a President, he cannot know everything about everybody in the whole country. Maybe he had delegated the thing (selection) to some people to do and they did not consult but just published it (list). But I commend Buhari for remembering my son.”

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