The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalung has explained other reasons former deputy governor of the state, Pauline Tallen rejected her nomination as ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Pauline Tallen was one of the 46 ambassadorial nominees President Buhari forwarded their names to the senate last week for confirmation but rejected her nomination on the grounds that her husband is sick.
However, Gov. Lalung on Monday in Abuja disclosed that the ex-deputy governor rejected her nomination not only because of her husband’s ill-health but in the interest of the state.
“The rejection is not only about her (Tallen’s) husband. I think it is the dimension of Plateau politics because I had already made complaints to Mr. President that appointments should not be concentrated in one zone.
“All these appointments came again from that particular zone.
“The complaints that are coming from our state is not about her own personal interest, it is the fact that two ambassadorial appointments are coming from the same zone that we had complained about. That is my zone.
“We had said the next appointment should go to the other zones, the central and the northern zones. So, when that appointment came, the kind of uproar that followed that appointment also necessitated an intervention,” he explained.