President Muhammadu Buhari says he was reasonable in his appointments of ministers from the Southeast despite getting low votes from the spot in 2015.
He made this comment at the same time rubbishing insinuations of him marginalising the Southeast in his appointments.
Speaking at the same time an interview aired on Arise Television on Monday, Buhari said he appointed four ministers from the spot without knowing them from Adam, hence he was reasonable.
He said: “Somebody made an observation (and I made it lucid for the first instance) that I was not patronising the Igbo from the south-east. I took the paper from him, I told him that when I won the election, I studied the amount of votes I got from entire the geopolitical zones.
“I said I got 198,000 something from the whole of the Southeast; 198, 000 which practically any local government can grant me. But I appointed ministers of foreign affairs, minister of labour, minister of industries and investment, minister of science and tech.
“But these four, I never knew them from Adam. But from seven states of the north, I employ ministers of states, they are beneath these ministers. How reasonable carry out you necessitate me to be?
“So I threw him away with his paper.”