The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has issued a directive to the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs to recall all the political appointees currently serving as ambassadors in all parts of the world irrespective of the time left on their tenure.
According to The Nation, among the 93 envoys posted out in June 2012, majority of the sacked ambassadors were notable high ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party, who were appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Their nominations were endorsed by the Senate on Wednesday February 8, 2012.
The sack is the biggest since President Buhari assumed office on May 29.
Here are names of high ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party, sacked below:
• Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe (Canada);
• Chairman of the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation in the 2011 election, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida (UK);
• Professor Ade Adefuye (USA);
• widow of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca (Spain);
• Former deputy governor of Oyo State, Mr. Taofeek Arapaja (Jordan).
• Former aviation minister, Mrs. Fidelia Njeze (Switzerland);
• Ex-General Manager, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan, Mr. Yemi Farounbi (Philippines);
• A one-time governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Olatokunbo Kamson (Jamaica);
• PDP front liner in Ondo State, Mr. Cornelius Oluwateru (UAE);
• Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Bunu (Saudi Arabia);
• Former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Benue State, Mr. Chive Kaave (Argentina);
• former financial secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Tukur Mani (Iran);
• former permanent secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi (Namibia).
• Chief Asam Asam (SAN), (Russia);
• Mr. Okwudili Nwosu (Burundi);
• Mr. Okeke Chukwuemeka (Vatican);
• Mr. Eric Aworahbi (Italy);
• Dauda Danladi (Pakistan);
• Mrs. Katherine Okon (Czeck Republic);
• Mr. Nwofe Alexander,;
• Princess Victoria Bosede Onipede (Republic of Congo);
• Senator Haruna Garba (Kuwait);
• Mrs. Nonye Rajis-Okpara (Singapore);
• Chief Eddy Onuoha (Hungary);
• Mr. Adamu Babangida Ibrahim (Syria);
• Dr. Sam Jimba (Poland)