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South-East Senators oppose allocating Senate presidency to South-South, warn Tinubu against unfairness



South-East Senators oppose allocating Senate presidency to South-South, warn Tinubu against unfairness

Senators from the South-East across party lines have sent strong admonition to the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress warning them against injustice and unfairness over the zoning of the Senate Presidency.

After several hours of the meeting held at the Maitama residence of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Young People’s Party, Anambra South ), senators-elect across party lines from the South East in a communique vehemently kicked against the marginalisation of the zone.

They posited that since the zone was tactically denied the presidential ticket of any of the two major political parties in the February 2023 general election, the position of Senate Presidency is supposed to have been given in the interest of justice and fairness.


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The communique read, “We have observed with dismay the antics of persons with vested selfish Interests who have planted themselves around the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and have vowed to shut out the South East from the Senate Presidency of the 10th Senate.

“Beyond ethnic and religious considerations, in the forthcoming 10th Senate, the Southeast has been blessed with ranking Senators-elect Including members of the APC who have the cranial capacity, competence, influence, experience and Political followership to pilot the affairs of the Red Chamber, it becomes imperative that the All Progressives Congress upholds the Principle of Natural Justice and equity which it preaches founded on reasons and zone the seat of Senate President to the South-East region.”

The South-East senators also urged the President-elect to offer the same democratic chance that the outgoing administration provided to all candidates for the APC Presidential Primaries, giving them an equal opportunity to exercise their fundamental rights.


The lawmakers in the communiqué added, “He should be conscious of the grave implications of zoning and endorsing a candidate from the South-South without any regard for the Southeast, such move will no doubt serve as a recipe for Injustice which will culminate in restiveness.

“We implore the President-elect to be sensitive to the times in Nigeria and ensure the country continues to thrive on the party of equity, unity and fairness to the tripod of Nigeria (Hausa Igbo Yoruba) and the geopolitical zones.”




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