The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments marginalise people from the South-east region of the country.
This was made known by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Speaking to Channels TV, he maintained that Buhari is a non-sectional leader.
Adesina said: ”That could be allegations but it does not necessarily make them right. One thing we must realise is that the President has a pan-Nigerian mandate.
”The way the country is structured, the way our constitution is, no president can emerge without winning a pan-Nigerian mandate; that was what the President wants.
”So, it is not easy for you to then accuse a president and sustain it that he is sectional – no, it is not possible. If he was sectional, he would not be elected in the first place.
”Making an effort to show may not be the right thing. I think it is better to just continue to do what is proper, and that is what the President is doing. He will continue to do what is fair, what is right and what is equitable.”