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Why I turned down Buhari’s ambassadorial nomination ‎- Tallen

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The former Minister explained though she was contacted about the appointment but that her governor, Simon Lalong was unaware of the appointment.

A former deputy governor of Plateau, Pauline Tallen, has said that she turned down her ambassadorial nomination because proper consultation was not‎ done with stakeholders before her appointment was announced.

The former Minister, who made this known in Abuja, explained though she was contacted about the appointment but that her governor, Simon Lalong was unaware of the appointment.

“I hail from the same local government and tribe with Gov. Simon Lalong. 

“I turned down the nomination because of balancing of appointments, I don’t think it is right for me to accept the appointment,” she said.

“Secondly, proper consultation was not done, my governor was not consulted because I called him when he was in United States of America to ask but he said that he was not aware.

“For me, I was consulted and I turned down the appointment even before the announcement was made,” Mrs. Tallen said.

She also cited her husband’s poor health.

“My husband’s ill-health is another reason why I will not accept the appointment,” she said.

‎She said the president gave her another option and also assured her that Plateau would not miss its two slots.‎

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