Buhari Is Not Responsible For Southeast Unrest – Presidency
The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the recent unrest in the southeastern part of the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said this while reacting to the allegation of the Igbo social Political group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo that Buhari caused the unrest.
Ohanaeze had reacted to the Buhari’s independence anniversary broadcast, saying that the Federal Government’s anti-Igbo policies had caused the agitation in the southeast.
Shehu stated that it was unfair to ascribe the unrest in the southeast to Buhari’s government as he called on the Ohanaeze to see themselves as partners of the present administration in promoting peace and unity.
Shehu also revealed that some of the critics of the present administration wanted “settlement” to keep quiet.
“Igbo leaders need not to be on the defensive for the misbehaviour of IPOB which they rightly condemned.
The special assistant said that president Buhari had only enjoined the elders and leaders in the southeast to call their hotheaded youths to order.
According to him, the admonition also goes to the elders and leaders of other regions of the country so as to ensure peace and harmony.