Despite Low Votes From Southeast, I Was Fair in My Appointments – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was fair in appointing ministers from the southeast regardless of low votes he got from the region in the 2015 presidential election.

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Buhari made the statement during an interview with Arise Television on Monday.

The president said he appointed four ministers from the region without knowing them “from Adam.”

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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 Southeast; 198, 000 which virtually any local government can give me. But I appointed ministers of foreign affairs, minister of labour, minister of industries and investment, minister of science 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.”

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