The Governor of Sokoto State and presidential hopeful, Aminu Tambuwal, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of shortchanging the South East.
He claimed that the exclusion of the people of the South-East from the Buhari government has led to agitation, violence and killing in the region.
Tambuwal made this known when he consulted the Imo State chapter of the PDP on his presidential aspiration on Friday in Owerri, the state capital.
The Sokoto governor promised to curtail the insecurity in the zone by including them in his administration if elected as the next president in 2023.
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.
Ihedioha said that Tambuwal had the capacity to fix the country and foster religious harmony between Christians and Muslims.