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Buhari: I will protect Abuja residents despite voting against me
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, pleaded with political leaders and his supporters to stop complaining about his government to avoid making it unpopular, and jokingly described residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as necessary evil for voting Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election.
He, however, assured the FCT residents that his administration would do everything possible to protect them, despite the fact that they voted against him.
Speaking while receiving residents of the FCT that paid him Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari said he would continue to protect the seat of power because any negative thing that happens to the place would also affect him and the entire residents.
He said: “I want to appreciate the number two man of the country (Prof. Yemi Osinbajo) 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 are are necessary evil that was why they decided to vote for PDP.”