9th NASS leadership: Diaspora group throws weight behind Orji Kalu, Onyejiocha - Nation News Lead

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9th NASS leadership: Diaspora group throws weight behind Orji Kalu, Onyejiocha

Members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Diaspora have said that in the spirit of equity and fairness,  the South East  should not be shut out from the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly.

In a statement released to Daily Sun in Umuahia, Abia State, after a meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the Diaspora Group insisted that inclusion of the South East is the only way  the party can  continue to enjoy the progress and growth  it recorded in the zone during the last general election.

The group  endorsed, Senator –elect for Abia North,  Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who is also former governor of the state,  for the position of Deputy Senate President, and Nkiruka Onyejiocha, for the speakership position.

The group stated that they  made possible the support the party earned in the South East during the election.

“Since it is a party affair, we plead that our wish, and that of the people of the the South East geo-political zone of the party be considered, as we thank  members of the party for their  doggedness, support and fighting spirit during  the last election.”

They said that the party leadership should not overlook the interest of south easterners in the zoning formula, in order to build and consolidate on the support of the people of South East.

Led by Chief Kingsley Nwobilor, the group insisted that Onyejiocha is very qualified, going by experience and ranking in the Green Chamber, to lead the House of Representatives and expressed doubt “if there is any other person more qualified than her among elected members.”

The meeting was attended by over 100 members of the party across Europe, and agreed to  meet, again, to review ways of ensuring  that more democratic dividends would be attracted to the South East.

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