A chieftain of Labour Party (LP), Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, has called on the incoming Federal administration to demonstrate fairness, equity and all-inclusiveness to all geopolitical zones by ensuring that political offices are evenly distributed.
Onyeizu, who was LP Senatorial Candidate for Abia South in the 2023 general election, made the call while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
Onyeizu, who decried what he described as marginalisation of the South East, said such was responsible for the underdevelopment of the area.
He urged the incoming administration to be fair to the region and treat it as one the three major ethic groups in the country.
“The southeast geopolitical zone has been grossly marginalised since 2015 as major political offices were shared without recourse to the South East.
“From what we can see and feel, the same scenario is about playing out now. Major offices in the National Assembly have been zoned and micro-zoned.
“The highest that has been zoned to the southeast is the second-fiddle position in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Is this befitting of a geopolitical zone that is also one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria?” Onyeizu asked.
He said that even distribution of political offices among the geopolitical zones would accelerate the development of the South East. (NAN)
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