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They could be provocative, but excluding Southeast from leadership doesn’t serve Nigeria – Kadaria Ahmed

Kadaria Ahmed

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They could be provocative, but excluding Southeast from leadership doesn’t serve Nigeria – Kadaria Ahmed

A Nigerian journalist Kadaria Ahmed has lamented over the exclusion of the Southeastern zone of the country from the leadership positions in all the three arms of government.

Kadaria took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share her opinion as members of the 9th National Assembly were preparing to elect new leadership of the legislative arm. After the election, no lawmaker of an Igbo extraction emerged as a principal officer.

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In her comment, the broadcaster tweeted,

“I know some of our pro Biafra siblings can be provocative but I don’t see how it serves Nigeria to exclude the South East from leadership at the Executive, Legislative and Judicial arms of government.”

She therefore opined that the nation needs to include all regions in governance.

“At this time of great division, we are in dire need of inclusion. #GoodGovernance”

WuzupNaija reports that at the end of the election Senator Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State emerged Senate President, while Ovie Omo-Agege emerged Deputy. At the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos emerged Speaker while Ahmed Wase from Plateau emerged as his Deputy unopposed.

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With the election, no Igbo person holds any top leadership position in the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government, which many have argued negates the Federal Character in the zoning of political offices.

 

 

 

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