President Muhammadu Buhari’s marginalization of the people of the zone, according to Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal, is fueling insecurity in the region.
Tambuwal made the remarks while speaking with delegates from the PDP’s Imo State branch about his presidential ambitions.
People from the zone feel duped since Buhari left them out of the scheme of things, according to the Governor, who pledged to end insecurity in the region by incorporating them into his administration if elected.
“Buhari has shortchanged the South-East. I was the one who advised Saraki to choose Ike Enweremadu to become his deputy in 2015. There is a complete case of exclusion of the people of South East. The head of the ten most important parastatals are not from South-East, including the CBN governor.
“None of the service chiefs is from the South-East. The president, the vice president, the Senate president, the deputy senate president, the speaker of the House of Representatives and his deputy is from the South-East. Under my watch that can’t happen. Every part of this country will be carried along.
“South-East and Imo State in particular can’t be excluded. The PDP will win back Imo when I become president. Igbo people are industrial. You will find a partner in me. We are working together with our brothers in Sokoto. We have restored normalcy now in Sokoto State. I will be a president for all Nigerians.”