Fayemi was sworn in on Tuesday as governor of Ekiti state

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan abandoned the Southwest region.

He made this known on Wednesday while receiving a letter from a group under the aegis of Artisan, Traders and Allied Technicians’ Association, Ekiti chapter, endorsing President Buhari for the 2019 presidential poll.

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The former Minister of Solid Mineral Developments accused the former president of concentrating influential political appointments in a certain zone in the South, while the South-west was allegedly neglected.

The governor said it will do the South-west a great deal of benefit by vote President Muhammadu Buhari for rescuing the region from the political obscurity.

Fayemi said: “Under President Jonathan, we saw how the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Finance, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the President were concentrated in just two zones in the South while the South-west was abandoned.

“But when President Buhari came on board, he made a South-west person his vice-president, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing is from this zone, Minister of Health and other juicy positions were also allotted to the region.

“So, the coming election is for the liberation of the Yoruba race and only Buhari’s presidency could bring about the actualisation of this dream.”