olitical appointments serve two distinct functions. One is to reward supporters and the other to control the state. The reward function of political appointment is a feature of many traditional patronage systems, where the political party that wins an election rewards its supporters with appointments and other favours.
Such is the character of politics that to the victor belong the spoils. But, this has not been the case for some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as most of them are in a fix over how they would be rewarded for their efforts during the 2019 general election.
One of these loyalists, who hails from the south eastern part of the country, could not hide his frustration after the President forwarded the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
He emphatically told Politricks that he never envisaged that he would be treated shabbily by the APC leadership despite his commitment, material and otherwise during the elections.