- An analyst, Justin Brown Anyadike, has canvassed for Igbo Senate presidency
- According to the analyst, allowing Igbo hold sensitive position will help promote national unity
- Anyadike noted that Buhari is from the north and his vice president is from the Yoruba tribe, so it would be fair to consider Igbo for the third most powerful seat which is the Senate president
Justin Brown Anyadike has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to give Ndigbo the chances to head sensitive and juicy appointments, adding that this would help in promoting national unity in the country.
Speaking against the backdrop of other ethnic nationalities gunning for the Senate presidency on Monday, March 25, Anyadike, a public affairs analyst, opined that since Igbo could not produce the vice president due to PDP's loss, president should consider Igbo in his next appointment, The Sun reports.
The analyst, Legit.ng gathers, also said it would be rational to allow Ndigbo have the Senate presidency’s slot and other juicy ministerial positions including in DSS.
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He said since Nigeria is built on tripod, it would be fair to consider Igbo for the third most powerful seat in the country, noting that President Buhari is from the north and his vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, comes from the Yoruba tribe.
He further urged that this would have a long way in reflecting the federal character and promoting sense of fairness.
He argued: "It is obvious that Nigeria stands on a tripod. Since the north has produced the president and Yoruba, the vice president, it is arguably reasonable for an Igbo man to be the Senate president, head of the Department of State Services (DSS) and even the chief of army staff.
"There are qualified people in the system now that can occupy these positions. Igbo’s contributions to national development cannot be dismissed with a wave of hand, if the unity of Nigeria has to be sustained. It would amount to injustice not to allow the Igbo to occupy sensitive positions this time around."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate leader Ahmed Lawan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been recommended by the ruling party for the position of Senate president in the ninth National Assembly that would be inaugurated in June.
The party made the recommendation during a meeting at the presidential villa on Monday night, March 25, which had president Muhammadu Buhari, the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and others in attendance.
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