A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday said that the insecurity in the South-East was a result of the exclusion of the people of the zone from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tambuwal said this when he consulted the Imo State chapter of the PDP on his presidential aspiration, promising that, if elected, he would quench insecurity in the zone by incorporating them into his administration.
He said that the people of the zone feel cheated that Buhari left them in the scheme of things in his regime.
The governor 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.”