Following Mrs. Pauline Tallen's rejection, there are indications that Usman Bugaje, an ambassadorial nominee from Kastina state, has turned down his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, report according to TheWill suggests

Bugaje, a former National Secretary of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), is the second nominee to reject the offer, after Pauline Tallen, former Deputy Governor of Plateau state, turned it down as well.

Bugaje was Political Adviser to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from 1999 to 2003. He represented Kaita/Jibiya Federal Constituency, in House of Representatives 2003-2007, where he chaired the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

While Tallen announced her decision to decline the appointment in public, Bugaje was prevailed upon by top government officials not to announce his rejection of the offer in the media.


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