Demand For More Ministerial Slots: You Reminded Tinubu That Southeast Voted For Peter Obi, Ebonyi Senator Blasts S/East Lawmakers
The Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Onyekachi Nwebonyi, has said that when Southeast senators protested and demanded more ministerial slots in President Bola Tinubu’s government, they were reminded that the Southeast region voted for Peter Obi and Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election.
Senator Nwebonyi, who is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation and Water Resources said this while speaking at a news conference in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital on Monday.
Nwebonyi therefore advised the people of Southeast region to learn to play politics that would favour the region.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Nwebonyi as saying, “In the ministerial list, some geopolitical zones got nine slots; some got eight slots; others got seven slots, but the Southeast got five slots only.
“When the Southeast agitated for more ministerial slots, it was reminded that it voted for Labour Party.
“Last general elections, the Southeast voted for Labour Party. The presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi is a good man but the Southeast alone cannot make itself president of Nigeria.
“We must have the support of other geopolitical zones to win the presidency.
“This is why we must begin to play politics that will favour the Southeast at the national level because the zone has paid its dues and should not lose out in the scheme of things.’’