Southeast leaders’ affection to Buhari, remarkable – analyst
A public affairs analyst, Carl Umegboro, has applauded the leaders of the Southeast geopolitical zone for their expression of affection and oneness to President Muhammadu Buhari following his rapid response to their demands recently.
Umegboro, who is an associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, disclosed this in a statement with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, stating that he was overwhelmed by the leaders’ gratitude expressly shown to President Buhari vis-à-vis their demands.
The analyst said the Southeast leaders by the action showed that the nation could make progress when leaders take national unity as collective responsibilities and adopt dialogues and diplomacy instead of combats or confrontations knowing that peace and unity would always create avenues for progress.
Umegboro added that only cordial relationship between geopolitical zones and the central government could produce progress and dividends of democracy to the masses as well as encourage their followers to embrace national unity.
According to the analyst, President Buhari is an exceptional and detribalised leader whose priority centres on good governance for common good but misunderstood by few due to his zero tolerance on corruption.
“I salute the leaders of Southeast geopolitical zone over the positive relationship with Mr. President which will not only promote peace and unity in the polity but also bring about progress and dividends of democracy to the masses.
“Equally, President Buhari deserved encomium for his sense of fairness which manifested by his rapid response to the Southeast leaders’ demands as it aligned with his declaration during his first inauguration, “I am for everyone, I am for nobody.
“Without a doubt, by the respects and affection expressed to Mr. President by the Southeast leaders, their followers will most likely learn from the body language for a peaceful and united society.
“Democracy is characteristically more of diplomacy and negotiations than confrontations, and more of dialogue than monologue. Above all, in unity and peaceful environment, no height is unattainable,” Umegboro said.
It would be recalled that President Buhari hosted the leaders of Southeast geopolitical zone in the Presidential Villa recently and without delays, approved N10 billion intervention fund for the Enugu airport repairs and upgrade project immediately after their visit.
In respect of the rapid response of the President, the leaders expressed their gratitude including through sponsored publications in some national dailies.
Umegboro emphasised that by the good relationship and respect accorded to the President by the leaders, that he was optimistic that the zone would benefit more than before from President Buhari’s government.