Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State and a presidential candidate, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of neglecting the South East.
He asserted that the South-isolation East’s from Buhari’s government had resulted in agitation, unrest, and bloodshed in the area.
On Friday in Owerri, the state capital, Tambuwal informed the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party of his presidential ambitions.
If elected president in 2023, the Sokoto governor vowed to address insecurity in the zone by incorporating them in his government.
He said, “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.”
In his remark, a former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, said that Tambuwal was the right person to lead the country after Buhari.
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