South-east Senators Meet Buhari, Insist On Fair Deal
SAN FRANCISCO, November 10, (THEWILL) – Senators from the South-East zone of the country have met with President Muhammadu Buhari and pleaded with him to address the problems of social infrastructure and perceived loop-sided appointments by the President.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who led seven other Senators, including the caucus' Chairman, Enyinnaya Abaribe, also discussed the issue of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) calling for dialogue.
The meeting, however, was held behind closed doors inside the President's office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ekweremadu revealed that the President promised to address the issues raised revealing that the caucus visited because the people of the South-East believed in dialogue as an instrument of peace and development.
“For us from the South-East, we believe that dialogue is better than any other form of engagement,” he said.
“So we decided to visit the President and present to him some of the concerns of the South-East, including the issues of roads, general infrastructure: the rail, airports.
“We also discussed the issue of security with him and of course, the issue of IPOB. We had a good conversation and he promised to look into the issues.”
Also speaking, Senator Abaribe said the zone was the most marginalised in the country even as he recognised that there were other social issues across the country.
“This is the South-East caucus in the Senate and we came to see the President because of the issues we have,” he said.
“We had a fruitful discussion with the President. He has promised us that he is going to look into the problems of the South-East.
“We are reassured with the response we got from the President and we look forward to further interaction with him in this manner.”
Other senators on the delegation were Sam Egwu, Hope Uzodinma, Andy Uba, Chukwuka Utazi and Sunday Oji Ogbuoji,
Story by Oputah David