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S’East APC begs Buhari to appoint Onu as SGF

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Having lost out of the race for the Senate presidency and the speakership of the House of Representatives, APC members in the South East geo political zone are now asking for the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Specifically, APC leaders in the zone want president-elect, President Muhammadu Buhari to consider former governor of Abia State, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu as their preferred choice for the post.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who led the South East Caucus of the APC to the Defence House in Abuja to congratulate Buhari on his electoral victory, said “We know that we have lost out for the position of the senate presidency because we did not have ranking senator returned to the National Assembly, we however appeal and we believe that you will be generous enough to consider the south east region to be considered for the position of the SGF”.

According to him, the zone has unanimously agreed that Onu should be recognised as the leader of the party in the south-east.

Responding, the president-elect thanked the caucus for cutting down the volume of votes for the ruling PDP in the zone and reassured them that his government would not discriminate against anyone irrespective of tribe, party or religion.

Buhari also stated that his government would not spare any security personnel found guilty of electoral offences in the last general elections, adding, that the crimes of ballot snatching and the prevention of the use of card readers by soldiers must not go unpunished

Making particular reference to Edo, Imo and Rivers States, Buhari said that he had already instructed the affected governors to document all offences alleged to have been perpetrated by the personnel.

According to him, those to be prosecuted cut across the Nigerian Army, Police, Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other paramilitary organisations.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    May 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

    The region dont deserve the SGF as they did little or nothing to get the current government in, which means they didn’t want to work with him. But, looking into the future, if APC wants to become the biggest party in Africa for a long time to come, it should show a sense of magnanimity, give SGF to the S’East region, then im sure its people would remember that, come the next election. Everybody wins.

  2. Apachee zooma

    May 1, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Hahahahah! Beggars all. In politics, you earn it stupid! Wait o, but how come Rochas and fellow travelers headed to Abuja instead of Lagos? Only the smart can tell that the real powers blocs are emerging…Jagaban and Sai Baba. Getting more interesting.

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