Monday, Sep 16th 2019 12:27 AM

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South East should not be excluded from 9th NASS

South East

An advocacy group, South East Equity Alliance (SEA) says people from the geopolitical zone deserve to be in leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly.

Mr Amaechi Nwoha, SEA’s Director, Contact and Mobilization made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday. He said it would be grossly unfair for the South-Eastern part of the country not to hold a prominent position in any of the three arms of government. “It will be unconscionable to exclude the South-East from the leadership of the executive, judiciary and legislative arms of government,” he said.

Nwoha urged national assembly members-elect to be guided by their conscience and the spirit of national unity in selecting their leadership. “As you choose your leadership tomorrow, the South-East demands either, the Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker or the Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives,” he said.

The SEA’s director said that the South-East ought to be included into the emerging leadership in the country in the spirit of equity. “Doing so will be a good reflection of President Buhari’s vision of an all-inclusive government,” he said.

The 9th National Assembly would be inaugurated today.

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