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The South East caucus of the Nigerian Senate has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President-elec, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to give the zone the opportunity to produce the Senate President for the incoming 10th National Assembly. (Vanguard News Nigeria)
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The caucus, which is made up of serving and new senators-elect from the South East geopolitical zone, urged Tinubu to be sensitive to the present times in Nigeria and give a level playing field to all aspirants for the office.
They also threw their weight behind those aspiring for the senate presidency from the zone. A communiqué read at the end of the meeting by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah warned of grave consequences of endorsing a certain candidate from the South South region without regards to the South East.
The communiqué also called for the APC to uphold the principle of natural justice and equity by giving the South East region the opportunity to produce the next Senate President.
The caucus emphasized that the Southeast has been blessed with ranking Senators-elect including members of the APC who have the capacity, competence, influence, experience, and political followership to pilot the affairs of the Red Chamber.
They implored the President-elect to be sensitive to the times in Nigeria and ensure the country continues to thrive on the party of equity, unity, and fairness to the tripod of Nigeria (Hausa Igbo Yoruba) and the geopolitical zones.
The South East caucus highlighted the exclusion of the Southeast region as the major reason the APC received fewer votes from the Southeast.
They urged the APC to pursue ethno-religious inclusivity and a strong, united, progressive, prosperous, equitable, and just democratic nation.
The caucus collectively resolved to support South East aspirants of the APC and expand negotiations with other well-meaning Senators-elect to rally around the South East to ensure that justice, fairness, and the unity of the country prevail.
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