Presidency speaks on Buhari’s alleged marginalisation of South-East

The Presidency has said there is no reason to doubt the good intentions of president Buhari towards the South-East in terms of projects alone.

It stressed that although, some people may not be pleased with Mr President but can’t deny that their region has got a fair deal from his administration.

Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known via an article he wrote to coincide with Buhari’s two-day visit to Ebonyi and Anambra states, which would start on Wednesday.

Shehu speaking ahead of the president’s visit to the region, he said it was meant to show support to the governor who had done so much in promoting the President’s policy on food self-sufficiency and to endorse his party’s candidate for the governorship election.

The article reads: “On the basis of projects alone, no one should have any reason to doubt the good intentions of the President towards the South-East.

“Even if some of the people may not support the government, they cannot deny that their region has got a fair deal from President Buhari.

“The President, in his conscience, is clear on all fronts that he has been fairr to the region and will continue to encourage the efforts of each state as it strives to excel in one endeavour or another.”

Speaking on President Buhari’s visit he said: “Buhari’s visit to Ebonyi and Anambra was meant to show support to a governor who had done so much in promoting the President’s policy on food self-sufficiency and to endorse his party’s candidate for the governorship election.

“The President’s visit would go further in soothing frayed nerves and provide an opportunity to listen more to the cries crimes the people of the region.

“Had previous governments discharged their responsibilities to the region and to the country at large, the nation might not have been in a situation of tension and anger leading to violence and secessionist agitations,” he said.

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