Can promise of more states sway South-East for GEJ?
President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the south east region of the country will get additional states to equal other geopolitical zones if he is re-elected as president on Saturday.
The president gave the promise at a reception by the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers in Owerri, where he was received by royal fathers in the state.
According to him, before other zones will talk of getting more states, the people of South-East must first get one additional state to bring them at par with other geopolitical zones.
Each of the six geo-political zones in the country has six states except South-East with five states and North-East with seven states.
No doubt, the promise is a bid by the president to sway the voters in that region in his favour, but how far that will go will be made known this Saturday, at the poll.
Earlier, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, the Chairman of the traditional rulers’ council, told Jonathan that South-East people were highly expectant of additional states, in addition to looking forward to enjoying other benefits of democracy.
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