President Muhammadu Buhari has described residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as necessary evil because they voted against him in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the February 23 presidential election.
Buhari said despite that the people of FCT rejected him by voting for PDP, he would secure the territory for “myself and the vice-president”.
The president said this when speaking to a delegation of FCT residents who paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday. 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.