Dr Chris Ngige was reportedly silenced with shouts of ‘No!NO!,’as he tried to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments.
The Minister of Labour and Employment got this booing on Monday, at a town hall meeting organised by the Federal Government for the South-East in Enugu state.
Ngige got the booing of his life according to reports, when he was responding to criticism of Buhari’s failure to appoint an Igbo as one of the service chiefs at the town hall.
Reacting to a different question on demands for the implementation of the recommendations of the last constitutional conference, Ngige posited that new states could not be created without the involvement of the National Assembly.
He said, “If you want to amend the constitution or to create more states you must pass through the National Assembly.
“We (the Igbo) have to put on our thinking cap, we don’t have to cry and wallow in self-pity. If tomorrow President Muhammadu Buhari says ‘I want to do a constitutional conference’, I can assure you that whatever you lobby and get in the conference will be implemented to the letter.”
The South-East is believed to be the most marginalised zone in appointments so far made by the President who has been accused of nepotism.
Most of his appointments so far have the northern region leading its southern counterpart with a wide margin, a situation many people from the South have continued to decry.
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