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Why Southeast Should Produce Senate President – Omokri

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A former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has come out to assert that the failure of the Southeast to produce a Senate President is bound to throw up more separatist agitations.

The Eastern Updates recalls that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Monday announced the zoning of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.

The party zoned the Senate President to the South-South, Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), and Deputy Senate President to the North-West, Senator Barau Jubrin (Kano).

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme, said the South-South zone which Akpabio represents has not produced a Senate President since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999.

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However, Reno Omokri, in a post via Twitter, said if Nigeria must be peaceful, stable, and prosperous, it must practice power sharing.

He said, ‘Yes, the Southeast has had 5 Senate Presidents since 1999, but they have never had the Presidency. The Northwest, Southwest, and South-South have. The Northwest, Northeast, South-South, and Southwest have also occupied the vice Presidency.

‘If we want Nigeria to be peaceful, stable, and prosperous, we must practice power sharing. For equity, the Southeast ought to have the Senate Presidency.

‘That, and rapid infrastructural investment in the region, will make them feel part of Nigeria and loved by the rest of the country. If we do not give it to them, let us be ready for more separatist agitations.’


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