Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has claimed Nigerians want to stretch President Muhammadu Buhari beyond reasonable limits.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Ngige said that Buhari had tolerated a lot from critics, adding that many leaders will not condone the kind of criticisms Buhari faces.
“Can President Obasanjo give you people the latitude?
“He will not grant you people that! So, Buhari is a willing horse and Nigerians want to ride him to death.
“There must be a limit to politicking. If a government has done well, if a person has done well, give him accolades.
“In the areas he has not done well, point them out and discuss,”
Speaking on calls for the presidential seat to be zoned to the southeast region, Ngige said he believes that the feeling of marginalization by people in the region will be addressed if the nation’s number one position is occupied by an Igbo man.
“The people in the area have perceived that they are marginalized, that they are unappreciated, whether it was done by propaganda and brainwashing or not, that is now immaterial.
“So I agree with that proposal, unfortunately, the Nigerian constitution does not have that.
“This is where I quarrel with those who authored the 1999 Constitution,”
The Minister said.