The Pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called for a collaborative effort from all sons and daughters of the Igbo extraction to pave way for a south easterner to emerge as president of the Senate in the 10th Assembly.
Speaking through its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the body expressed the hope that there was every possibilities for a south easterner to clinch the position through a collaborative effort.
According to Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo is unanimously urging other interested persons from other geopolitical zones and the southeast to support the ambition of the Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and Senator-elect Ebonyi South, Governor David Nwaeze Umahi of becoming the Senate President in the 10th Assembly.
He said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has assessed the possibilities for a south easterner to emerge as the President of the Senate in the 10th Assembly .
“Ndigbo resolved that the coast is clearer now, and there should be collaborative measures to ensure that the Southeast gets the position of the President of the Senate in the10th Assembly.
“Ndigbo will continue to prevail upon our distinguished Senators to put forward our collective survival as a nation and other national considerations above all personal or primordial presumptions and allow the right things to be carried out so that there will be healing in the land and uniting the country will speed up the emergence of Southeasterner as the President of the Senate in the 10th Assembly.
“Ndigbo unanimously urges other contestants from the southeast and other geopolitical zones to allow the political leader of the southeast and the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Engr Dave Umahi to enjoy all the privileges of amending the Senate standing rules and doctrine of necessity for him to emerge as the President of the Senate.
“We are confident that in a special consideration that Senators-elect will ponder in their wisdom and understanding, and will allow Governor Umahi, whose unassuming disposition and track record of accomplishments will assist the APC leadership and President-elect Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to curb the activities of Biafra agitators and other secessionist commanders, make obedient core supporters have a rethink and reintegrate Southeast back to the mainstream and douse the political tension in the land”
“Governor Umahi is the best candidate for the position of the Senate President and in the interest of the President-elect and APC, there should be a concession given to the southeast in the interest of the country.
“Ndigbo begs Senator Orji uzor Kalu and Izunaso to drop their ambitions and rally support for Governor David Umahi as actions are on top gear to bring other senators from other zones especially the North to support him for national peace and Unity”,he said.