A northern group has asked the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to ensure the election of the Senate President from the South East to reduce the agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Groups who gave the advice while addressing a press conference in Kaduna yesterday argued that the only thing that can reverse the ‘looming danger’ is to elect Senator Osita Izunaso, representing Orlu Senatorial District in Imo State, as the Senate President.
This, the spokesperson of the coalition, Muhammad Aminu Abbas, said is not only necessary but also politically expedient to address security threats.
“We are worried that the clamour for separation of power is rooted in the perceived political power exclusion and the zoning arrangement of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly released by the national leadership of APC has failed to address this agitation from the South-East.
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“The South-East geo-political zone has two APC governors while the South-South has one APC Governor (Cross-River State). It is pertinent to note also that from 1999 till date, the South-South geo-political zone has produced a Vice-President and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the person of President Goodluck Jonathan, and none from the South-East.
The group said the ruling party should not neglect the population and demographic dividends of the South-East region.