President Muhammadu Buhari has cleared the air on his performance recorded in the South-East during the 2019 presidential election.
He claimed that the poor results did not affect his contribution to the development of the region.
Buhari said his tenure has built roads, and a second Niger bridge, and has continued to protect lives and property in the South-East.
The President, represented by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, stated these during the public presentation of the book, “APGA and the Igbo Question” written by ace politician and founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Chekwas Okorie.
According to him, his administration would do its best for every part of the country, because “Nigeria is one nation under God.”
Buhari described Okorie as a man who saw far ahead and aligned with him prior to 2019 elections as well as visited him with some illustrious Igbo sons who pledged to support him so that the nature of politics in the region would change.
While appreciating the author of the book, Adesina quoted Buhari as saying, “Chief Chekwas Okorie was the man who wants the best for his people. He saw far ahead and aligned with us towards the 2019 polls.
“He tried to bring his people to our side, he visited me here with some illustrious Igbo sons and pledged to rally the Igbo behind me in 2019 so that the nature of politics and political alliances in the region will change. I appreciated and still appreciate his wise vision. Did Chief Okorie succeed?
“That is for historians to decide after studying the result of the polls. The results are out there and when we study, it would help us to know whether what Chief Okorie wanted for the Igbo nation was what came to pass. Then Mr President said irrespective of the results we recorded, see what we have done in that part of the country.
“We have built roads, we have built the second Niger bridge, we still try to maintain security there and many others. We will do our best for every part of the country. We are one nation under God.”