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.
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.”
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.”