Igbo And Yoruba Groups Pressure Buhari To Allow S/East, S/ West Produce Senate President, Speaker
Jun. 10, 2019
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council in collaboration with Yoruba Council of Youths at the weekend tasked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to allow either the south east region or the south west produce the Senate President and Speaker of the 9th National Assembly.
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The groups made this known in a joint press statement signed by the Presidents general of the two youth councils; Aremo Oladotun Hassan, President, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide and Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.
The statement reads in part: “We hereby resolved to raise and support a competent and credible presidential candidate in 2023 from the both regions, and as means of ensuring stability and equitable federal character appointments and sharing of all national portfolios based on regional exigencies and importance, especially the ongoing 9th National Assembly elections of principal officers.
“We demand the immediate enactment of a new people’s National and Regional Constitution(s) respectively. We demand the immediate establishment of the Southwest and Southeast Regional Development Commissions, to exclusively control and manage all mineral resources within their respective zones. The commission shall exclusively conduct monitoring /management of funds generated within the zones. Just like Dubai, Shangai etc.
“We demand the establishment by all Southwest and Southeast Governors Forum (SWSEGF), to consolidate on the initiative of the South West-South East Joint Regional Security Networks(JRSN), wherein all our local vigilante and security organizations in both zones can be inculcated into the network. We demand Immediate Establishment of Southwest- Southeast Educational Right Laws.
“We demand the establishment of Southwest Southeast Trade and Commerce Development Council, in order to foster our socio-economic integration and development. We demand the implementation of the new Electoral Laws with a new caveat for INEC to conduct all Local Government Elections and ensure Diaspora voting simultaneously at the 2023 National Election.
“We demand the establishment of the Southwest-Southeast Economic Integration and Development Summit Group by Governors and passed by their State Houses of Assembly of the both regions. The establishment of the Southwest-Southwest Peace Commission by Governors and passed by their State Houses of Assembly of the both regions.
“The establishment of Southwest-Southeast Obas and Chief Commission by Governors and passed by their State Houses of Assembly of the both regions. The establishment of Southwest-Southeast Sports Council by Governors and passed by their State Houses of Assembly of the both regions.
“The conduct of A National/Regional/State/Local Government Census by 2020, while the Governors of each Southwest and Southeast States conduct a Special identification Data Program for their respective States indigenes.
“We support the newly Federal Government endorsed Enyimba Economic City facilitated by Abia State Government( a replica of Dubai) for it’s importance in Job creation for the teeming unemployed youths and economic development of the South East and urge that it should be replicated in the South West as Eko Economic City,” they stated.
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