S’East deserves senate presidency, says northern group

The Arewa Civil Society Organisation has said the zoning of the senate presidency of the 10th National Assembly to the South-East will end the political marginalisation of the Igbo in the country.

The organisation also endorsed the senator representing Orlu Senatorial District in Imo State, Osita Izunaso, for the position, saying that the lawmaker had the capacity, as a trained lawyer, to preside over the Senate.

The spokesperson of the coalition, Muhammad Abass, while speaking in Kaduna on Friday, said members would pray and lobby for Senator Izunaso to clinch the seat.

According to him, the zoning arrangement of the 10th National Assembly leadership as released by the All Progressives Congress, failed to address the agitation of the South-East.

He added, “We genuinely recommend Senator-elect, Osita Izunaso, to the 10th Senate for the office of the Senate President. We urge his party, APC and the other senators-elect to consider him and support him.”

“In achieving this, we have also resolved to reach out to the 41 other senators elected (on the platforms) of opposition parties for their support.

“We present an ideal personality, full of vigour on a set mandate, former legislator, and former organising secretary of the APC, as a credible and capable person to lead the 10th Senate.

“After a stakeholder meeting to reflect on issues relating to the zoning of leadership positions of the 10th assembly, we came to the realisation that zoning the senate presidency to the South-East geopolitical zone is an answer to power exclusion and marginalisation.”

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