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Why South-East Deserves Senate Presidency, Umahi Gives Reasons

Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has insisted that the position of the Senate presidency should go to the southeast.

According to the rulling All Progressives Congress chieftain, the south-east geo-political zone deserves the number 3 office.

Politics Nigeria reports that the governor made this known when he spoke with journalists on Tuesday after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He insisted that the south-east made considerable contributions to Bola Tinubu’s victory as the president-elect.

The governor also announced that he will be contesting for the Senate presidency, adding the Buhari has been informed as well.

Umahi said:

”I think that every region clamouring for the presidency of the senate to be zoned to it is the right of such people. If you look at the true reflection of our society, you will agree with me that the right thing to be done by our leaders without prejudice to their rights and thinking is that the south-east deserves the number three position,” he said
“This is very important and I have always said that you can deliver somebody by the reason of the majority votes of particular regions but you also need the cooperation of the minority people to have a holistic nation to govern.

“So, for inclusiveness, unity of the country and for everybody to be carried along, the south-east deserves the position and so far, nobody has been able to say this is the reason why the south-east should not be given that position and I am pleading for that.

“I know what efforts we made as a people for the unity of the country. I know the way we were regarded and we understand that we are stronger while we are together and we made vows to our people while we were campaigning for APC, we assured them that we belong to an equitable and fair Nigeria.

“Now it has come to a point where that position we took should be put to practice and that is what we are begging for because the chain is as strong as the weakest link and it is time for healing, inclusiveness as well as the time to move this country forward.”

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