Jackson Lekan-Ojo, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President-Elect Bola Tinubu and the occasion’s management to reverse the choice to zone the Senate Presidency to the South-South, calling the transfer a gross injustice towards the folks of the Southeast, who he claims have extra certified folks within the Senate.
In an interview with Newsmen, Lekan-Ojo acknowledged that all the zoning association of the management of the tenth Nationwide Meeting was a coup towards democracy…..CONTINUE READING
His phrases: “They zoned the workplace of Deputy Senate President to the North West and nonetheless zoned the speakership place to the North West, nothing for the Southeast, nothing for the North Central. Are we saying that the Southeast just isn’t a part of this nation once more? Technically, I feel we’re exhibiting the way in which out of this nation to the folks of the Southeast as a result of these folks have been denied, uncared for and rejected for a very long time.
“We have now somebody like Orji Uzor Kalu, who was a governor for eight years on the identical time Tinubu was the governor of Lagos.
We have now Osita Izunaso who has been a member of the Home of Representatives and member of the Senate. These are excessive rating and extremely certified members of the Nationwide Meeting. That goes to indicate that the Southeast has, among the many rating officers, a minimum of two extremely certified individuals to grow to be the Senate President.
“In a scenario the place the North West is given two principal officers, they managed to zone the deputy speakership place to them. That is condemnable. I, as a significant political stakeholder on this nation, I’ve by no means heard the identify of Tajudeen Abass earlier than. This can be a individual that has by no means moved a movement within the Home of Representatives however simply because folks like Gbajabiamila and others are searching for a ‘yes-member’ and a really mushy rubber stamp speaker, they went forward to choose somebody who will simply be there as a pseudo-speaker.”
The Port Harcourt-based politician known as on the president-elect and the occasion to reverse the choice, saying, “If we’re to go by fairness, everyone in Nigeria ought to have been pondering of Southeast so far as the zoning of the Senate Presidency is anxious. I strongly imagine in relation to fairness and competence the Southeast deserves the Senate Presidency. Or higher nonetheless, the place ought to been thrown open to everybody who’s certified to contest the place. The APC and the president-elect ought to reverse their determination. They need to enable the Nationwide Meeting members to choose certainly one of their greatest. In any other case, Nigerians ought to know that the precept of checks and balances could be buried and eroded below the incoming administration.
If you wish to discuss Akpabio, he was a governor of Akwa Ibom State however he failed woefully when he was appointed a Minister of Niger Delta and was overseeing the NDDC accountable for 9 states. That goes to indicate that Akpabio doesn’t have the capability to transcend governing a state. However that’s the individual they selected to present the Senate Presidency. If meritocracy ought to be thought-about, somebody like Orji Uzor Kalu is much better and extra certified than Akpabio.”
He, due to this fact, known as on the management of the ruling occasion to retrace its steps and re-zone the Senate Presidency to the Southeast, noting that, “on the finish of the day it isn’t going to have an effect on the politicians alone. The consequences of this grave injustice can be felt throughout all the socio-political and financial system strata of the nation…..CONTINUE READING