Mr Jimi Agbaje is against the appointment of Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service.
Agbaje said the action was not in favour of career progression and was politics taken too far.
Reacting to the appointment, the PDP candidate described the appointment as ”insensitive, unjust and disruptive” of the civil service protocol.
He said that the government had retired no fewer than 21 senior and more experienced permanent secretaries by force to choose new man.
”There is a sense of shock and injustice in all these. It is bound to create bad blood and injustice within the system.
”These are seasoned personnel capable of fitting perfectly and effectively in that office.
”But in this era of impunity, they have been offloaded prematurely,” he said.
Agbaje said that because Muri-Okunola served as the Personal Assistant to former Gov. Bola Tinubu and that is why the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave him abnormal privileges.
”Muri-Okunola lacks that broad-based exposure, which makes him a misfit for the post on which he has been imposed.
”Whoever becomes HoS is usually a civil servant with widespread exposure, as he must be abreast of all issues related to the bureaucracy and governance.
”But all these rules and traditions have been bent for this appointment,” he said.
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