A leading socio-political group known as South East Youths and Elders Forum has congratulated the President-elect, President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the polls last weekend.
In a statement released to newsmen by the group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mazi Edwin Ikechukwu in Enugu, the group said President Muhammadu Buhari deserve the victory considering the massive infrastructural developments witnessed by the zone in the past three and half years of his presidency.
In similar vein, the group also congratulated the ruling All Progressives Congress for maintaining a clear lead among senators who will make up the 9th National Assembly.
However, the group urge the party to zone the post of the Senate President to Southeast geo-political zone since the President and his vice came from the north and south west regions.
The group also noted that since the party maintained it’s early zoning arrangements which zoned the presidency to the north, the vice presidency to the south west and senate presidency to the Southeast before the party could not produce any senator from the region in 2015 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the party should therefore make a categorical statement reaffirming it’s commitment to the zoning of the senate presidency to the Southeast region since the party now has two APC Senators from the zone.
The statement further condemned the harassment of Igbos living in Lagos State, saying political leaders from the state should come out openly to condemn the undemocratic acts of domestic terrorism against the Igbos.
Mazi Edwin Ikechukwu,
Director of Media and Publicity,
Southeast Youths and Elders Forum