I won’t abandon South-East – Buhari
… Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will complete the second Niger bridge and fix roads in the south-east.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised that the South East geopolitical zone will get its dues just like other zones in the country.
The President gave the assurance through the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, while receiving a coalition of South-East youths.
The group, led by Steve Anyata stormed the Aso Rock Villa gate to declare their support for President Buhari.
Adesina told the group that the President would do everything possible to keep the nation together.
He said the presence of the youth was an indication that the president had the support of south-east.
“The fact that a coalition from the south-east region has come to mount this solidarity rally for him is very significant because some mischief makers always say that the south-east region is not with the president, that is not true,” he said.
“It was in the south-east region that he was given the name Okechukwu during the campaign, it was in the south-east in Abia precisely that Eze Ikot Nne gave him a traditional title. So, we know that every part of this country approves the leadership of President Muhammadu Okechukwu Buhari.
“Last week, youth from south-south region were here to also show their solidarity with him. This gives us confidence that no matter what anybody does, no matter the antics of people who plot mischief, Nigeria will remain one.”
Adesina said the president would do everything within his power to keep the country as one.
“You must have heard our president yesterday (Monday) in his nationwide address when he said whatever it takes Nigeria will be kept together. And I tell you, whatever it takes this president he will keep the country together,” he said.
“Therefore, anybody who is planning something else should know that it’s just a mere waste of time, is like beating a dead horse which is share waste of energy. Nigeria will remain as one, President Muhammadu Buhari will keep the country together.
“And I also want to promise on his behalf that the southeast will get its due during the time of President Muhammadu Okechukwu Buhari. The roads in the region will be fixed, the second Niger Bridge will be done, everything, infrastructure, positions, offices, all that the centre needs to do for the region, the south east region will get its own fair share. Thank you very much God be with you all.”
Anyata thanked God for bringing the President back home safely from his medical vacation in London.
The president resumed office on Monday. He had in a broadcast declared that the unity of the country was not negotiable.