Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has cautioned against sidelining the Southeast in the ninth National Assembly leadership, scheduled to take off from May this year.
Governor Okorocha, who spoke to news men today, Monday, shortly after an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said: “I have been watching carefully what is happening in the National Assembly, it’s a very interesting drama. But all I ask them is that they should consider the Southeast in their calculations.
“This nation will not be properly balanced if Southeast is not carried along properly in the affairs of the National Assembly. Nobody seems to be talking about the Southeast, it looks like the South East doesn’t have a place anymore, that is wrong, politically speaking and that is not good for APC.
“Because there is going to be a bigger APC after President Muhammadu Buhari must have left the seat. My fear now is that APC might have a serious setback in 2023 because the Oshiomhole’s led executive is actually turning APC into a regional minority party which shouldn’t be because of his mistakes.
“Right now in the whole Southeast, we don’t have an APC governor. So if there is any discussion in Nigeria now within the APC governors and President Muhammadu Buhari, there would be nobody from the South East.
“This is what the APC Chairman has done in the Southeast. I think it’s a capital attempt to frustrate the efforts of the South East. But I appeal to every Nigerian to support the cause of the Southeast.
“They shouldn’t think about giving South East, whatever position for giving sake. You can’t just wake up and give them any position. South East is a key primary zone in this country and if we don’t get the number one seat, we should get the number two seat.”