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PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by jumobi1(m): 9:04pm On Jul 23, 2015
"I hold here a copy of the election results. Naturally constituencies for example that gave me 97% CANNOT IN ALL HONESTY be treated, on SOME ISSUES with constituencies that gave me 5%. I think these are political realities. While, certainly there will be justice for everybody, everybody will get his constitutional right, but where the party and constituencies by their sheer hard work made sure they got their people to vote and to ensure their votes count, they must feel that the government has appreciated the effort they put in putting the government in place. I THINK THIS IS REALLY FAIR.

By the constitution, no state can be excluded from government so THERE IS NO WAY even if I want to show gratitude to those constituencies that heavily voted for me against those that didn’t even vote for me. THEY HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT. And I’ve made an undertaken that i belong to everybody and I belong to nobody. If I come CLEARLY and marginalize a certain group because they did not vote for me then I have already contradicted myself and i’m sure people will be too quick to pick that against me."

President Buhari of Nigeria.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paLHi4ieE7A
Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by fulanimafia: 9:04pm On Jul 23, 2015
One thing you have to understand is that the Fulani do not mince words. This should not be blown out of proportion.

The constitution protects each and every citizen in this country and so no one will be victimized.

We would all would be very disappointed if PMB decides to target/harass any region or group of people as is being insinuated.
Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by YoruBanger: 9:05pm On Jul 23, 2015
Perhaps he wasn't 'politically correct' in the way he framed the early part of his response to that first question from the clip. However, if you listened to his response in it's entirety he undoubtedly succeeded in articulating a fair and pragmatic response. This is where context comes to bear. Of course it will be naive to expect him to, for example, treat PDP members as equals with his APC supporters (PDP members are Nigerians too), therefore in THAT CONTEXT, he's right when he implies that he won't treat all Nigerians equally. It's a matter of political correctness and context. No need blowing his statement out of proportion.

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Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by M0GIDI: 9:08pm On Jul 23, 2015
97% of Nigeria's wealth comes from the region that never endorsed Buhari, he may have to source for funds elsewhere.

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Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by Dharniel(m): 9:08pm On Jul 23, 2015
Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by Emekamex(m): 9:10pm On Jul 23, 2015
The controversial president; he shouldn't have made statements that people can twist and use against him. IMO, it was completely unnecessary to make such statements.

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Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by jumobi1(m): 9:13pm On Jul 23, 2015
Hidden in the brouhaha is the fact that he couldn't answer the question posed even after the question was explained by the moderator.
My opinion on his statement is still in limbo however as @Emakamex alluded to, he shouldn't have made this statement. It is as if he made two contradicting statements that are open to different interpretations.

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Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by fulanimafia: 9:17pm On Jul 23, 2015
M0GIDI:
97% of Nigeria's wealth comes from the region that never endorsed Buhari, he may to source for funds elsewhere.

How do you plan to ensure that? Through criminals?
Re: PMB: 97% Constituencies Cannot Be Treated On Some Issues With 5% Constituencies. by Nobody: 9:27pm On Jul 23, 2015
Video evidence so he wasn't misquoted after all...

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