I Have Been Fair To The Igbos—Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles January 9, 2019

I Have Been Fair To The Igbos—Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he has been fair to the South East despite the low number of votes he received from the region during the 2015 elections.

Buhari made this statement  in response to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments during an interview aired on Arise Television.

He said: “Somebody made an observation (and I made it clear for the first time) that I was not patronising the Igbo from the south-east. I took the paper from him, I told him that when I won the election, I studied the amount of votes I got from all the geopolitical zones.

“I said I got 198,000 something from the whole of the south-east; 198, 000 which virtually any local government can give me. But I appointed minister of foreign affairs, minister of labour, minister of industries and investment, minister of mines and tech.

“But these four, I never knew them from Adam. But from seven states of the north, I have ministers of states, they are under these ministers. How fair do you want me to be?

“So I threw him away with his paper.”