“The Igbo people are not worried about their fate” – Former Anambra governor

by Azubuike Azikiwe

The impending reality that the South-East may not have any top leadership positions in the Senate and House of Representatives is apparently not a reason for concern among the people in the region.

This was the sentiment of a former governor of Anambra State between 1992 and 1993, Chukwuemeka Ezeife.

Although the incoming ruling party, All Progressives Congress, says it hasn’t yet made any official selections, it is widely believed that the Igbo people who voted massively for defeated outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, may not get a piece of the cake, when the sharing begins.

The reason for this is that the South-East has no returning member of APC in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Consequently, there are serious indications that the APC had zoned the office of Senate President to the North-Central with Senators Bukola Saraki and George Akume in contention for the post.

Similarly, other key positions in the Senate and House of Representatives are being jostled by the North-East, North-West and South-West, while the South-South is said to be lobbying for the office of Deputy Speaker.

In reaction to the developments, Ezeife said: “I do not see anything wrong with what APC had done. What the party has done is in line with their convention. I do not see any reason why people should be worried about the fate of the Igbo.”

“We are not worried. Only those who do not see us as people of destiny are worried. However, there are lessons to be learned from the outcome of things. But we are not worried because lessons have been learned.”

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