Following the peculiarities embedded in the spirit of every peace-loving Igbo man to socio-economic and national development of Nigeria where ever he dwells, as well as the feelings of every well-meaning Nigerian is that the 2023 President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should be zoned to the South Eastern States for the production of a well deserved, credible, transparent and accountable technocrat as the next president of Nigeria.
It is pertinent to note that the South Easterners have suffered serious neglect in the political space in Nigeria at all levels and the time to make a proactive change to better the lives of the South Easterners and that of the Nation at Large is now.
To this effect The African Democratic Congress ADC in a communique issued to pressmen after their southeast Caucus Leadership meeting held in Owerri, Imo State Capital last weekend aforesaid opined the following resolutions thus:
That President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should be zone the South East extraction of Nigeria come 2023.
That the southeast Governors Manning the Affairs of the 5 States that makes up the geopolitical Zone under reference should be proactive adding to their efforts so far in managing security lapses in the Zone without attachment to political affiliation and forthwith create avenue and synergy to tackle all forms of security challenges.
That the Federal Government of Nigeria should as matter of urgency restrain and restrict the overlap of the Security Operatives who have flooded the major roads and streets in the Southeast geopolitical zone all in the name of Check Points.
That the Federal Government should consider the plight of the average Nigerian who are mostly traders and predominantly from the Southeast, who faces serious threats and challenges in the hands of Security Operatives in Southeast and the concomitant effects are seen on the prices of goods and services in the Southeastern Zone which poses serious hardship to the haves and have- nots of this Nation.
That the Security Service Chiefs and the officers in their place in Southeastern Zone must remain apolitical and render their services to all and sundry for the all-round security of lives and properties in the Southeast without any form of sentiment as is the practice.
That the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State 2021 should be conducted by INEC in such a way that it will clearly be free, Fair and Credible which will surely pave way for the African Democratic Congress which has marshaled out strategies to clinch power to occupy the government house of Anambra State.
That the Electoral Umpire INEC should as matter necessity Shawn partisan politics in their discharge if their duties and deliver credible elections throughout the Federation as a matter of urgency to save this Nation from imminent collapse.
That the forthcoming Imo North Senatorial By-Election coming up in October this year will receive the political shocker of the season as the ADC as a political party is fully poised and ready with her future candidate to contest and win the seat in the red chambers of the National Assembly to represent the good people of Okigwe Zone.
However, while briefing newsmen the National Vice Chairman South East of African Democratic Congress ADC, Hon. Barr. Ignatius Nlem stated in the said leadership meeting that was called for emergency consideration of the level of decay in governance in Nigeria with particular reference to the Southeastern States of Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Anambra.
Barr. Nlem added that his Party ADC is deeply concerned of what is happening in Nigeria and in the South East in particular and by the said communiqué there is a greater need for an attitudinal change of all political office holders in the Southeast extraction particularly the State Governors, Senators, House of Reps members and houses of Assembly members to realize that the future of our future generation (our children and children’s Children and posterity)is sure at stake if nothing positive and proactive is done now that the gateway to grabbing the Presidency of this Nation Nigeria is open for the people of the Southeast extraction which according to Nlem will help boost and attract economic development in the Region.
Speaking further Barrister Nlem condemned the attitude of some unpatriotic uniform men along the express roads and their exhibition of extortion towards motorists, traders and civilians in the southeast who travel far to procure goods for the people of South East but end up facing serious hardship in the hands of these Security Operatives who extort them and these businessmen will in turn influence the prizes of goods and services at an unaffordable rate which affects the populace adversely.
Barrister Nlem further expressed sadness on the tactical exclusion of youths from participation in elections and seats of leadership and further illustrated the effects of giving the youths the opportunity to exhibit their potentials in governance mostly through Technology, Industry, commence to which the aged who are politicians in Nigeria can not finance the dividend in modern-day administration. He championed the motion that Youths should be given the maximum opportunity as in the days of Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe, M.I Opara, Eze Dr.Akanuibiam and others knowing that our aged politicians who only participate in political office elections, grab power only to make use of it to divert NDDC contracts, State contracts, etc and as such grossly failing themselves and the entire people of the Southeast.
Meanwhile the States chairmen of the Political Party covering Imo Mr.Obani Andyson, Hon. Orji Away Kalu, Abia, Hon. Udume Samuel, Ebonyi, Cmr. Stella Chukwuma, Enugu, and Hon. Uzochukwu Eminent Anambra State were all in attendance for the meeting.