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Sen. Osita Ngwu who is the senator representing Enugu West Zone, has declared that the Southeast Senate Caucus will not relent in its quest for more ministerial slots for the region in the recently constituted Federal Executive Council.
Ngwu told reporters in Enugu that although President Bola Tinubu may have fulfilled the constitutional requirements by appointing a minister from each of the five states in the region, he will lister to the agitation of the senators for more slots.
The senator said the Southeast Caucus has not been comfortable with the five ministerial slots, adding that it will employ dialogue to achieve its desire for more appointments.
Ngwu said Southeast should not be relegated to the background when some zones have 10 10 slots.
He expressed satisfaction that Senate President Godswill Akpabio had already waded into the issue.
Ngwu said: ‘His Excellency, Senator Akpabio is a man who works his talk. We don’t have any doubt as to his intervention because he assured us he is going to take it up with President Bola Tinubu to redress the injustice. We see it as injustice to the Southeast and we have spoken.
‘So, we will be patient to know the feedback the Senate President is going to give back to us. We are not going to rest. We will continue to talk about it until the Southeast is given Its due place in Nigeria.’
The Eastern Updates reports that currently, Southeast has five ministers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).