Buhari Means Well With His Appointments, Even If Southeast Expected Much – Okorocha
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Monday expressed the belief that all the appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari are in the best interest of the nation.
Okorocha said the president has the rights to appoint anyone from any part of the country, adding that no one can dictate for him on who to appoint or not.
His comments came on the heels of widespread condemnations that trailed the six appointments made by Buhari last week.
Okorocha said, “Most of the appointments the President has so far made are like his personal staff. I don’t think South-East will ever be forgotten in this administration, we will get our due. He has the right to make appointments that would make him succeed and nobody should dictate for him who he should appoint or who he should not appoint.
“What I can only do is to continue to appeal to the President to consider the Southeast in his appointments. And as far as I am concerned, the President had executed what the office empowers him to do, and it is believed that he did that in the best interest of the nation. “In fact, if you ask me, I would say we should be more interested in the projects coming down to the Southeast and as much as we can get. The projects will bring about development to the Southeast. There is no cause for alarm. It is too early in the day to begin to judge Buhari’s intention. I think he means well. Let us give him a chance. Nigeria is one nation, a nation for all of us. We must start thinking about the nation rather than thinking about sentiment of where we come from. “Although the Southeast had expected so much, we believe all will be well with the Buhari presidency and for the development of the Southeast. It is wrong for some people to begin to use the issue to incite the people of the Southeast against the President. The government is about to celebrate its 100 days and the appointments are just beginning to come, and by and large, the Southeast will get its due. “The point is that we cannot begin to judge President Buhari with the appointments so far made. We cannot obviously use it to judge his intention. I think he means well for the nation and with every geo-political zone inclusive. So let us give him a chance”.