The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has been fair to the Igbos and the South East despite receiving low votes in the 2015 and 2019 elections.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known in a column entitled, ‘Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze Nails It’ which was published on his website on Friday.
Adesina noted that the President has treated the Southeast region fairly in terms of political appointments and infrastructural projects such as the Second River Niger Bridge.
He noted that despite the region voting for the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, President Buhari has been fair and just to the region.
Adesina said that “69 different projects were being undertaken by the Federal Government in South East alone which cost around N680 billion.
He said: “Despite Buhari’s strong commitment towards transforming every part of the country, some “people with primordial antipathy” could not see anything good in the President’s regime.
“It is disingenuous for anyone to claim that President Buhari does not like any part of the country, most especially the South East.
“69 different projects (were) being undertaken by the Federal Government in South East alone, all amounting to about N680 billion. Of course, top on the list is the Second River Niger Bridge, which was built with mouth in the 16 years of the People’s Democratic Party in power.
“That is President Buhari for you. He gives every man his due, every region what they deserve. Fairness to all.
“Despite the sparse number of votes in the South East in 2015 and 2019 elections, would we be right to say the entire region is arrayed against the President?
“For President Buhari, when he does anything in any part of the country, he does it because it’s the right and fair thing to do. Most of the 69 projects going on in the southeast had been awarded before 2015. But they were never funded. The President reversed the trend, and most of them are proceeding apace, and will be legacies by the time the man exits from office.”