An All Progressives Congress chieftain, Osita Izunaso, has said that zoning the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly to the Igbos would restore a sense of calmness to the region.
Izunaso stated this on Monday in Abuja while maintaining that the 10th Senate Presidency should be zoned to the South-East, according to Naija News.
According to the politician, he is the most qualified candidate, and besides, the sentiments by the Igbos concerning marginalisation is justified, adding that the agitation in his region will subside if the next senate president is Igbo.
The Imo West Senator-Elect noted that the South-East remains the “most disadvantaged geopolitical zone since 1960”.
He said, “The intense Igbo sentiment against political exclusion and marginalisation in Nigeria is justified.
“The 10th National Assembly gives us the opportunity to address the situation.”
The APC stalwart argued that such a development would ensure inclusiveness and reduce the demand for a sovereign state especially by the youths who are being misled by separatists.
The 56-year-old senator was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2003 and later into the Senate in 2007.
He has served as chairman of committees, including Rules and Business, Local and Foreign Debts, Housing, Gas, Foreign Affairs and Sports Development.