Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, Samdady has called on the people of the South East geopolitical zone to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fast-track restructuring.
Sen.Anyanwu, the Chief Sponsor of the South East Development Commission’s ,SEDC Bill in the 8th Senate maintained that the clamour for restructuring was part of the programmes of the PDP aimed at entrenching development.
According to him, “what the South East zone is passing through in Nigeria is not healthy and encouraging, hence the need to join the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP to change the narrative and proffer urgent solution to the menace”
He expressed worry that those expected to speak against the marginalization of the Igbos by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration were afraid to talk, adding that until the leaders in the South East begin to speak with one voice, the zone would continue to remain underdeveloped.
“It’s an act of cowardice, wickedness and deservice to our people that those expected to talk are shying away and hiding themselves from the current reality”
“They should cover themselves in shame that other zones are developing when their own area is lagging behind. This is not the type of Nigeria, administration and unity our heroes past, Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe, MKO Abiola, Tafawa Belewa, Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, M.O. Opara, Alex Ekwueme, Akanu Ibiam, and Ikemba Odimegwu Ojukwu amongst others clamoured for”
“Regrettably, the current spate of Political Imbalance, humiliation and abandonment of the South East is the root cause of agitations for secession, yet government is doing nothing to remedy the situation. Dialogue, equality, fairness, justice and sincerely of purpose are the only antidote to insecurity”
Senator Anyanwu further enjoined the Igbos not to lose hope on the current treatment meted out at them, assuring that the PDP was ready to correct the abnormally.