President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that his administration didn’t marginalize the Igbos contrary to what critics are saying. According to him, he wasn’t partial in his appointments regarding the Igbos despite getting low votes from the tribe.
Buhari made this known during an interview aired on Arise TV on Monday in which he also stated that if re-elected, it would not take a long time before he will chose members of his cabinet.
“Somebody made an observation that I was not patronising the Igbo from the South East. 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 from the whole of the South East, which virtually any local government can give me. But I appointed ministers of foreign affairs, labour, industries, and investment, mines and tech; these four; I never knew them from Adam. Ministers of States from seven states of the north are under these ministers. How fair do you want me to be?” he said.