By Andrew Onyejuruuwa
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has described residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as “necessary evil” for overwhelmingly voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election. Although Buhari has been sworn in for a second term in office, the PDP candidate in the elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is strongly challenging the result of the elections.
Buhari who spoke when a delegation of FCT residents paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday, said he is putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for himself and the Vice President. He said, he is putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for “myself and the vice-president.”
He also said he was pleased that Philip Aduda, senator representing FCT, was seated far from him at the event. “I want to appreciate the number two man of the country because he knows what we are going through very quietly. I am very pleased that you came with this very powerful constituency. I appeal to you to remain exemplary so that those under you will know that the country is doing very well. If you break down and complain, the impact will reverberate all over and then government will not be popular and whatever efforts we are making will not be appreciated.
“I have just spoken to the senator on my left (Philip Aduda) and I told him that his constituency did not vote for me. So, I was very pleased that when they made the arrangement they put him very far away from me. I have all the results of all constituencies. I am not threatening FCT because to make FCT secure is to make myself secure and the vice-president. I think they know that they are necessary evil that was why they decided to vote for PDP.”