As Nigerians begin to set the agenda for the incoming administration,the Niger Delta challengers , have appealed to President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the seat of the Senate President to the South-east region. According to them,this will make for peace and stability.
The National Coordinator of the group, Engr princess Tina Onojeghuo , stated this in a press statement signed and made available to Journalists in lagos on Monday.
“We call on Mr. President-elect, all members of the National Assembly, APC leadership and any other relevant stakeholders to consider South-east as a region that deserved to produce Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.
She further said: “Our party should consider National interest above every other thing by allowing the South-east region to produce the next Senate President since we have the President from the Southwest and his vice from the Northeast.
“There is a climate of opinion that the Igbos from the Southeast are still being victimized in Nigeria especially during the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“2023 presents a perfect opportunity for President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC to integrate the Southeast region into mainstream politics and also to stabilize the nation for peace and national development. We the Niger Delta Challengers are appealing to our President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider the Southeast geopolitical zone for the office of the Senate President,” the statement said.