NASS: South-East doesn’t want distraction, still building bridges – Sam Amadi mocks Kalu, Umahi

The Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Sam Amadi has claimed that South-East is okay with the list of endorsed principal officers of National Assembly by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Amadi’s statement was contained in a post via his Twitter handle on Monday.

His statement followed the release of endorsed principal officers of the National Assembly by the APC.

Newsmen reported the zoning arrangement announced by the National Working Committee of the APC. It included: “Senate President – South South Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Deputy Senate President – (North West), Senator Barau Jubrin (Kano).

“Speaker, House of Representatives North West – Hon. Abbas Tajudeen (Kaduna); Deputy Speaker (South East), Hon. Ben Kalu (Abia).”

The latest development appears to have locked out the likes of Senator Orji Kalu and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.The duo had hoped to clinch the position, saying it was the turn of the South-East zone.

However, the public affairs analyst claimed people of the South-East reacted to zoning by the APC, saying “we don’t want distraction. We are building bridges.”

His comment is believed to be an aftermath of the 2023 presidential election during which some notable politicians from the zone said Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, was wasting his time and that the South-East was not ripe for the position.

Amadi wrote, “People in Southeast seem to like the APC list of endorsed principal officers of NASS. They are saying ‘we don’t want distraction. We are building bridges’.

“I think @OfficialAPCNg shows better deliberateness in their zoning than the others. Be quick and clear any how you want to do it.”

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