The Igbo Amaka (AM) has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the South-East in the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The group, who lamented that the South East was not considered in the election of principal officers for the ninth National Assembly, noted that the region has contributed so much in the development of the socio-economic and political existence of the nation.
The coordinator of the group in Ebonyi, Michael Okoro, made the appeal while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Okoro stressed that the exclusion of the region from the leadership position at the nation’s political, judiciary or military circles, was a gross injustice and negation of the principle of federal character.
“We believe in dialogue, peaceful negotiation; and our group is opposed to any form of aggression or confrontation as tool for achieving our objectives.
“This is why we are appealing to Mr President to appoint somebody from south east as the SGF because we believe that doing so will give the Igbo some sense of belonging,” he said.
He added that it is no longer a secret that Igbo have been excluded in virtually every level of leadership in the country. However, the group is making this plea because it understands that the appointment of the SGF is the exclusive preserve of President Buhari.
“Again this is the time to approach Buhari with humility to rebuild trust, friendship and to pledge our loyalty to his government,” Okoro said while appealing with leaders of the zone to support the president.