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General News of Wednesday, 10 May 2023


Be ready for more separatist agitations if Senate is not given to Southeast - Reno Omokri

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Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has said that should the Southeast be denied the Senate President seat, there will be more separatist agitation.

His comment comes following the battle of who should be the next Senate president of the red chamber in the incoming administration presently led by President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice-president-elect Kashim Shettima.

On Tuesday, May 9, Reno took to his Twitter page to share his thoughts on the recent struggle of which zone should produce the next Senate President.

According to him, if we want Nigeria to be peaceful, stable and prosperous, we must practice power sharing.

He noted that the Southeast ought to have the Senate Presidency in order to have a balanced government.

He tweeted; "Yes, the Southeast has had 5 Senate Presidents since 1999, but they have never had the Presidency. The Northwest, Southwest and South-South have. The Northwest, Northeast, South-South and Southwest have also occupied the vice Presidency. If we want Nigeria to be peaceful, stable and prosperous, we must practice power sharing. For equity, the Southeast ought to have the Senate Presidency. That, and rapid infrastructural investment in the region, will make them feel part of Nigeria and loved by the rest of the country. If we do not give it to them, let us be ready for more separatist agitations."

Report indicates that the south-east caucus in the senate are calling on President-elect Bola Tinubu to ensure the senate president comes from the southeast.

Recall that Abdullahi Ganduje, outgoing governor of Kano, said Godswill Akpabio, a former minister, would emerge as the next senate president.

Also, Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi, dropped his senate president bid to support Akpabio.

However, it has been revealed in a statement ussued on Sunday adter a meeting in Abuja that some unnamed persons with close to Tinubu have vowed to shut out the south-east.