The national president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Shetima Yerima, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has preference for the Southwest region compared to other regions in the country.
Shetima while speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday said the commitments of president Buhari in posthumously honouring Moshood Abiola with recognition of June 12 as democracy day and naming Abuja national stadium after him, justified Buhari’s much attention of Southwest.
He however urged the president to do more than he did by upholding the virtue of true democracy that MKO died for some years back.
“There is no doubt that Buhari loves Southwest region than the rest. Though the country is one, but this event confirmed his concern for the region ahead of others.
“He must go further by standing for the democratic beliefs that MKO died for. Abiola believed in getting Nigeria rid of poverty and make the country better in every manner, so if Buhari truly wants to honour him, he should go ahead to achieve this in his second term”.
Speaking about the absence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan at the eagle square Abuja during the celebration of Wednesday, Shetima said their ideology of democracy was not in line with new democracy day.
“ For them not to grace the event means they didn’t believe in June 12 as national democracy day. It means that they must have had their own date for democracy celebration and that is left with them. Itbmeans their ideology of democracy is not the same with Buhari, and I don’t think that should be an issue”.
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