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Sunday, 2 June 2019

Igbos Seek National Equity As Group Insist Speaker Of The House Must Be From South East Region (photos)

A group called "SouthEast Concerned Youths" have intensified their advocacy on the Constitutional considerations of Federal Character in the 9th National Assembly, seeking that the SouthEast region must produce the next Speaker of Federal House of Representatives.


The group made this call during a press briefing in Abuja, which was accompanied by a peaceful protest at the headquarters of All Progressive Congress. In their plights the requested that the 2nd term leadership of All Progressive Congress must accommodate and give a sense of belonging to every region in the country so as to establish a balance in our national polity.


According to Mr. Ogubuike Comrade Chinedu, the national Coordinator who briefed the press and led the 31st May protest, he noted that there is need for the All Progressive Congress to revisit it's zoning arrangement on the leadership of the 9th Assembly.


In his well articulated analysis, he noted that with President Buhari from the North West, VP Osinbajo from the South West, Senate president most from the North East, Deputy Senate President from the Southsouth, it will be fair, equitable and just to allow the SouthEast region produce the Speaker of the house.


While commending the efforts of the APC led administration, Ogubuike noted that there has been a marginalization of the Igbos, especially in holding strategic public offices, but the error could be addressed if the Speaker comes from the southeast. He therefore called on contenders from other regions to step down in the interest of the country, because the Southeast region has the strongest, acceptable and most genuine case at this point in time.

However, conference and protest at APC Headquarters in wuse 2, Abuja was held and led by the key officers of South East Concerned Youths, which includes Barr. Ike Eze, National Secretary, Chukwu Kelechi Kingsley, State Coordinator (Imo), Ejelonu Chukwudi Obi, State Secretary (Imo), Uzoebu Chinedu , State Cordinator (Abia), Egeruo Charles, State Secretary (Abia), Chukwungere Ifeanyi, State Coordinator (Enugu), Ogbenna Kyrian Ikechukwu, State Secretary (Enugu), Dr. Ogemdi Aneke, State Coordinator (Ebonyi), Eze Francis, State Secretary (Ebonyi), George Uche, State Coordinator (Anambra), Ms Ada Okeke, State Secretary (Anambra).

The protest witnessed a massive turnout of young men, women and youths holding placards and banners with inscriptions like, "Let's have a Nigeria of Equity", "Southeast for Speaker", "I am for Nobody, I am for everybody", "let's not sacrifice equity for injustice" and other very catchy notifications.

All efforts to speak with chairman was proved abortive, but agents in the party have promised that their significant plights will be resolved and immediate attention will be attributed.


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