Senate Presidency: Igbos should produce number three position – Umahi

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By Seun Opejobi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said the Southeast should produce the next Senate President.

Umahi disclosed this after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said Igbos should be compensated with the Senate Presidency after giving President Muhammadu Buhari the needed support.

“I think that every region clamouring for the presidency of the Senate to be zoned to it is the right of such people. If you look at the true reflection of our society, you will agree with me that the right thing to be done by our leaders without prejudice to their rights and thinking is that the Southeast deserves the number three position.

“This is very important, and I have always said that you can deliver somebody by the reason of the majority votes of particular regions, but you also need the cooperation of the minority people to have a holistic nation to govern,” he said.

With the 2023 general elections over, the political agitations have shifted to the Senate Presidency.

Relevant stakeholders in the Southeast have been clamouring for the zone to produce the number three person in the country.

They noted that it would be politically right for the Igbos to produce the next Senate President due to their inability to produce the President.

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