The Yoruba community in Imo State has thrown their weight behind the Igbo; in the quest for the position of Senate President.
This is coming ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly in June.
According to Prince Adeleke Adeoye, the Chairman of the Yoruba group, under the auspices of “Igbimo Ajose,” for fairness and equity, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) should support the South East to produce the senate president for the Ninth session of the National Assembly.
Adeoye said these, yesterday, when he spoke with newsmen, after the group’s meeting in Owerri, the state capital.
The community leader faulted narratives that the North East should produce the senate president and stressed that since the president is from the North and the Vice President is from the South West, it is time for the South East to be duly recognised in national politics.
He called on senators-elect to show patriotism by presenting a senator of Igbo extraction for the position of senate president.
“Different ethnic groups have been strategising on how to clinch the seat for their candidates.
“Over the years, Nigerians of South East extraction have been deprived of leadership positions at the national level. The time is now to correct the anomalies of the past; in the interest of national peace and unity. For the country to move to the next level, all ethnic groups must be accorded equal opportunities.”