Igbo groups urge Buhari to nominate Ogbonnaya Onu as SGF

Coalitions of Groups in the South-East have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to compensate the region by picking next Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) from the zone.

They recommended the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu for the position.

In a joint statement issued by World Igbo Youth Council, South-east Women Professionals and Igbo Students Union in Abakaliki, leaders of the groups described scheming out of south east in the current leadership of the National Assembly as a wakeup call for the Igbo to re-strategize and take their rightful place in the nation’s polity.

The groups said: “the recent exclusion of South East from the leadership of National Assembly, Judiciary and Executive is a wake-up call for Ndigbo to re-strategize ahead of 2023, mend fences with our old allies, especially the North and South West. We cannot go solo in Nigeria project.

“We boldly support the call for Southeast to produce the SGF and we know that His Excellency Dr Ogbonnaya Onu is round peg in a round hole, a disciplined and season administrator and a loyal party man. We advocate that the former Minister Science and Technology is the brain behind the merger of APC and should be rewarded for his steadfastness and belief in the ruling party as the next SGF. The position will bring succour to the aggrieved people of South-east.

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