Buhari explained that some leaders from the region approached and demanded the creation of one more state to give the region an equal number of states like the other geographical regions.
Buhari said he gave them the assignment to go and look at the map of Nigeria and see how many of the existing states in the South East will contribute to the new one.
He said: “I have a problem with people from the South-East; they said they wanted another State, as each of the geopolitical zones has six states.
“I said, go and look at the map and see how many of the existing states will contribute to other states.
“That was the last I heard from them on the matter.”