South-East Leaders, PSC Support Nwajiuba For Speaker

S/East leaders, PSC support Nwajiuba for speaker
May 31, 2019 Sam Obinna Ibe

The South-east leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Support Committee (PSC) have rally round the candidacy of Emeka Nwajiuba for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives.

They also called on the APC national leadership to zone the position to the South-east to foster national unity.
The group under the aegis of Presidential Support Committee (PSC) and South-east Equity Alliance (SEEA) comprising leaders of the APC region made the call on Wednesday in Owerri.

The South-east zonal coordinator of PSC, Engr Prince Chamberlain Adiaso expressed the groups unalloyed support for Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the House of Representatives member-elect representing Okigwe South to clinch the speakership

“It is an injustice for the South-west to produce the vice president of the country, and the national chairman of the party and still wants to lay claim to the speakership position.

“Barrister Emeka Nwajiuba being a detribalised Nigerian, should be considered for the position so that he can become a rallying point for the whole APC in the South-east geo-political region”, he said.

Further, he said the people of South-east assisted President Muhammad Buhari to get 25 percent votes in South-east,noting that zoning the speakership to the south-east was in line with President Buhari’s promise of inclusive government.

He said such zoning has become necessary considering the fact that APC made progress in 2019 elections in addition to the fact Nwajiuba is best qualified and most suited for the position because of his legislative experience.

“Nwajiuba as speaker would ensure the independence of the legislature and harmonious relationship with the executive and judicial arms of government. We are calling on all-well meaning Nigerians to allow the people of South-east produce the next speaker of the 9th assembly”.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of South East Equity Alliance and former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Nwoha Amaechi, said Nwajiuba’s cognate experience in legislation would make him a credible speaker of the house.

Also Kingsley Onunuju said the only way to put an end to issues of IPOB and MASOB agitation is to ensure that position like speakership is zoned to South-east.