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What Stella Odua Didn't Realize When She Said Ungrateful People Think Buhari Don't Care About S'East

Senator Stella Oduah has made a controversial statement which is that it is only ungrateful people that say Buhari doesn't care for the South-East according to Daily Trust.

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The former PDP politician who is excited with his new party APC and is looking forward to delivering Andy Uba in the forthcoming guber election in Anambra State believes that Buhari has done well for the South-East.

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While I may not disagree with Oduah because she is entitled to her opinion, there is something she failed to realize which we will discuss in this article. 

The South-East want Buhari to look into the alleged political marginalization of the zone 

I know that Stella Oduah may be counting on the Second Niger Bridge which the President said he will complete before 2023, the rehabilitated Enugu International Airport, reconstruction of Enugu-Onitsha expressway, and others. But she failed to realize that those things are not enough.

Just like Senator Ike Ekweremadu said in his interview on Channels TV, if the President doesn't appoint people from the South-East into key positions in his administration, the people will continue to feel that they are politically marginalized.

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For instance, the North where the President comes from has benefited massively from the railway projects. Work will soon begin at the Kano-Maradi railway that will enter Niger Republic.

That didn't stop the President from appointing top Northerners as Inspector General of Police, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Defence Staff, National Security Adviser, Minister of Finance, Comptroller General of Customs, etc.

The South-East is an integral part of Nigeria and unfortunately, it doesn't have a representative in the top security forces in Nigeria.

These are why some people from the South-East believe that the President is not fair to the people ot the South-East.

While the President has shown commitment in completing some infrastructural projects in the South-East, appointing more South-Easterners into key positions will give Igbos a sense of belonging.

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