Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a “necessary evil” for voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.
The president made the comment on Tuesday, June 4, when he received FCT residents who paid him a Sallah visit at Aso Rock, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the president stated that he was putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for himself and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Buhari also expressed pleasure that the senator representing the FCT, Phillip Aduda, was not seated close to him during the event.
He said: “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.
“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.”
He continued: “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.”