THE IMO WEST SENATOR, IKE EKWEREMADU, ON SATURDAY, SAID THE SOUTHEAST NEEDS AN EXTRA STATE BECAUSE THE REGION IS SHORTCHANGED.
Written by awawa on April 3, 2022
The Imo West Senator, Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday, said the southeast needs an extra state because the region is shortchanged.
Ekweremadu explained that an extra state would enable the southeast to “match with the rest of the country in terms of opportunities and equal representation at the national assembly.”
Speaking during a town hall meeting in Enugu State, the former Deputy Senate President, said the southeast is shortchanged in the area of resource control.
Ekweremadu pointed out that the region stands at a disadvantaged position during voting and resource distribution at the National Assembly.
According to Ekweremadu: “The number in the national assembly] is lopsided, because of the way the states were created.