Pick next SGF from south east - Ohaneze Ndigbo youths to President Buhari

Pick next SGF from south east - Ohaneze Ndigbo youths to President Buhari

- The Ohaneze Ndigbo youth asked President Buhari to pick the next SGF from the south east

- The youth wing of the group said this will help rewrite the issue of marginalisation

- The group also said it will urge Igbo lawmakers to elect popular leaders

The youth wing of the Ohanez Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation from the South-East.

According to The Punch, this demand was made by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who is the president-general of the group on Friday. April 5.

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The group said there has been perceived marginalisation of the Igbo and that appointing the next SGF from the region will help rewrite the mistakes.

He said: “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council demands from Presidency the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation as the rightful means of re-writing the past mistakes of perceived marginalisation of the Igbo in the first tenure of the Buhari presidency.

“We are also supporting the Senate Presidency to go to the North-East as we expect the North-East to relinquish the office of SGF to the South-East. We have eminent personalities from the region who are qualified for the job. The Presidency should allow its appointments to reflect the principle of federal character as the position of the SFG will heal the injustice of the past and unite Nigeria as one.”

“The leadership of Ohanaeze youth council will storm the National Assembly soonest to persuade Igbo lawmakers to take destiny in their hands and resist any attempt by external factors to impose on them unpopular candidates for the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives.

“The independence of the legislature remains the hope of Nigerians. Any imposed leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives will turn the 9th Assembly to a rubber stamp and will make them impotent in checkmating the excesses of the Executive arm of the government.”

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Meanwhile, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a prominent Igbo leader and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the south-east region won’t be subjected to begging for the position of Senate president or speaker of the House of Representatives.

In a chat with The Nation in Owerri, the Imo state capital, Iwuanyanwu argued that as a major stakeholder in the Nigerian project, it is the right of the south-east to produce the Senate president.

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