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Buhari’s Presidency: We Have Nothing To Show For Being In Power – North

The North has disagreed with those who have branded President Muhammadu Buhari a sectional leader, saying there is nothing in the region to show that he has favoured the area more than other parts of the country.

Leaders, who were in unison on the position, therefore, challenged those crying marginalisation to come out with verifiable statistics to show in which areas Buhari’s kinsmen have advantages.

President Buhari has come under fire over a statement credited to the President of the World Bank, Mr. Jim Yong Kim that Buhari specifically requested that the bank shifts focus to the northern region.

But, a cross section of northern leaders and groups, in separate interviews with New Telegraph at the weekend, described insinuations that Buhari is favouring the North as unfounded.

They claimed that the North only has the presidency, while the South is holding power. 

The northern leaders say, "the infrastructure projects that have been carried out in the last two and half years are the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway; the Second Niger Bridge at Asaba; the ongoing East/West Road; the rail project from Lagos to Calabar. Go and check them out.

"These are the key projects of this administration and none of them is in the North."

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