Five ministerial slots to South-East unjust – Ohanaeze tells Tinubu

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organization has queried President Bola Tinubu for appointing only five ministers from the South-East region.


According to Ohanaeze President-General, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, giving only five slots to the South-East is unfair and unjust.


In a statement on Thursday, Iwuanyanwu said while other zones have a minimum of six States, the South-East has five States.


According to Iwuanyanwu, Ohanaeze is now demanding “justice, fairness and equity for every ethnic group in Nigeria, including the Igbo.

“Recall that the states and geopolitical zones were created by the military administrations. All honest Nigerians know that the Igbo did not play much part during this exercise.

“As a result, the South-East was shortchanged with five (5) States while other zones have a minimum of six (6) states. This situation has placed the South-East in a very difficult position, politically, economically, and socially.

“Our political power has been reduced as we have a few senators and also in the House of Representatives; governors, house of assembly and local governments.

“In federal revenue allocation, the South-East is denied the revenue that comes on the basis of States. In federal board appointments and other resource distributions, we are strategically shortchanged.

“We wish to observe that this situation was not caused by the current administration but we however appeal to His Excellency, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help us remedy the situation and restore justice, equity and fairness in Nigeria.”

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