South-east’ll get its fair share, Buhari assures
…As Igbo youths demand he takes October 1 quit notice serious
From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the South-east geo-political zone of Nigeria that his administration would keep to its campaign promises to the region, adding that the region would get its fair share.
This was even as he has thanked the region for proving mischief-makers wrong that he no longer enjoys the support from the region.
The President gave the assurance, on Tuesday, while receiving a coalition of South-east Youths for Buhari (COSYB), who stormed Aso Rock Villa, to declare their support for him.
He also said that his administration would do everything in its powers to keep the country together, adding that those trying to destabilise the country were only wasting their time.
Represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President assured that the roads, Second Niger President as well as critical infrastructure in the region will be fixed by his administration.
Leader of the group, Steve Anyata, said they visited to declare support for Buhari’s administration.
He thanked God for bringing the president back home safely from his medical vacation in London.
The coalition comprises several youth groups across the five states of the south-east.
He claimed that they had resolved to organise a solidarity rally, principally to provide Igbo youths with an open platform to, “as a bloc, counter the inhumane demonstrations by a handful of sponsored elements calling for your return or resignation. Second, our rally was also intended to drum the total solidarity and support of all of our own from the southeast geopolitical zone for you at a time we reckoned the nation was going through trying times occasioned by your sad, but unavoidable, fatherly absence.
“We also intended to achieve through the platform of the rallynto say a word of prayer for you and to pledge our loyalty to you and the Nigerian federation.
The group urged the President to take the quit notice issued to the Igbo in the north by Arewa youths serious, expressing confidence that with his return, the issue would receive is immediate attention.