Fayemi said the election would present an opportunity for the region to reciprocate President Buhari's gestures.
Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged the South West region to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election because he saved the region from going into political oblivion.
Fayemi said the February 16, 2019 election would present an opportunity for the zone to reciprocate Buhari's gestures by re-electing him.
He also stressed that the administration of President Buhari addressed the trend of neglect the region suffered under former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
He 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, and Chief of Staff to the President among others were all 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. The Minister of Health and other juicy positions were also allotted to the region.
The Governor disclosed this while playing host to Ekiti Chapter of the Artisans, Traders and Allied Technicians' Association on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Fayemi also stressed that the coming election is for the liberation of Yoruba race and only Buhari's presidency can bring about the actualisation of this dream.