Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has berated the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria for treating the Southeast geopolitical zone “unfairly.”
According to Rochas who received acting president, vice president Yemi Osinbajo in Owerri on Tuesday,
“No other group in Nigeria that had invested as much into our nationhood can sing the song of marginalisation as much as Ndigbo has been made to sing it.
“We have nothing to show that we are part of the Nigerian project; neither do we have any sense of belonging in the present government at the national level.
“We have been marginalised both in terms of projects and appointments. In Imo State, for instance, all we have is a Minister of State to show for all the efforts and extreme sacrifices we made to ensure that the All Progressive Congress (APC) had a good outing in the last general elections.
“I know you are the Acting President and has the ears of the President. So, there is no better person to tell our painful story than you.
“You need to take a second look at what is happening in the South-East. No serious political appointment, no visible federal infrastructure so far, to show the presence of Federal Government in the South- East in general.
“I beg that as the government gives subsequent appointments, let the qualified sons and daughters of the state and region be considered.
“Those in business should be considered for federal patronage.”