Senator representing Enugu North District within the Nationwide Meeting, Chukwuka Utazi, has mentioned it might be unfair to go away out your entire South East within the competition for the following deputy senate president.
Utazi, who heads the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Monetary Crimes, mentioned since elections have been over, each a part of the nation needs to be carried alongside.
He mentioned the victor should not take all the pieces in a democracy, insisting that the well-known 97 versus 5 p.c should not be repeated going ahead.
“In a contest, there should be a winner. Elections are over and that is the time to carry everybody collectively. Leaving out your entire South East in sharing of positions within the Nationwide Meeting is just not within the curiosity of the nation.
“I feel the APC ought to even carry the South East alongside in order that subsequent time, they are going to have the legitimacy to ask for votes within the space. To only shut them out as in the event that they don’t matter is unfair.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us. The South East is a crucial a part of Nigeria and it can’t be ignored. That is a part of the issues we’ve got been clamouring for. We’ve got spoken in opposition to the marginalisation of the South East. It breeds pointless dangerous blood and I feel we don’t want that once more on this nation,” he informed newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Whereas the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which controls majority seats within the incoming Nationwide Meeting has formally zoned the senate presidency to the North East, it’s but to announce, which a part of the nation would produce the deputy president.
However, six contenders: Orji Uzor Kalu (APC, Abia); Francis Alimekhena (APC, Edo); Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta); Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos); Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano) and Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu), have already signified curiosity for for the workplace.
President Muhammadu Buhari is from North West, whereas his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, hails from South West. Secretary to Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Workers to the President, Abba Kyari, are from North East.
The present President of the Senate is from the North Central. Till not too long ago, the South-south had the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Nationwide Chairman of APC, Oshiomhole hails from the South-south.
The state of affairs leaves the South-east as the one geopolitical zone which has no rating authorities official within the hierarchy of energy within the nation.