Nigerians React As Buhari Describes Abuja Residents As ‘Necessary Evil’

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the news that President Muhammadu Buhari described residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as “necessary evil” for not voting him but rather the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in the last general election.

Naija News understands that the President made this statement when a delegation of FCT residents paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday, June 4.

President Buhari said he was putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for “myself and the vice-president”.

The President 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,” TheCable quoted President Buhari to have said.

“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 the 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.”

Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to react to the statement.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

 

 

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