Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari, for declaring that he only got 198,000 votes from people of the South East.
Fani-Kayode, writing on his verified Twitter handle on Friday, also stated that Buhari did not do Nigerians from the region a favour, by giving them four ministers.
He wrote: “Buhari did not do the people of the SE a favour by giving them four Ministers: it is their constitutional right to have those positions. So whether they gave him 198K votes or no votes at all he is compelled by law to give each state in the south-east at least one Minster each.”
Buhari, speaking when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, had said: “There is something that hit me very hard and I am happy I hit it back at somebody. Seven states of the North are only represented in my cabinet by junior ministers, ministers of state.
“In South East, I got 198,000 votes but I have four substantive ministers and seven junior ministers from there.
“You are closer to the people than myself, now that I have been locked up here, don’t allow anybody to talk of ethnicity. It is not true.”