The Immediate past deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has given six key reasons the Igbo people of the southeast Nigeria are not happy with the government.
He made this declaration at the second Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu memorial lecture in Anambra state.
One of the reasons, the senator noted is the imbalance in the structure of the country, which has resulted in some grievances.
The lawmaker complained that in the Senate, for example, the southeast has 15 legislators and is the least. He argued that while this was so, a zone of the country has 18 while another has 21.
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He also lamented that the southeast does not enjoy as much as some zones in the distribution of national wealth and revenue. To him, the zone is seriously affected in the revenue sharing formula of the country.
“Ndigbo have many grouses which have made them not to be satisfied in the system, among which are the distribution of national wealth and infrastructure. This state of affairs does not make south east to move forward. This has resulted in agitations getting to a crescendo in recent years,” he said.
He, however, declared that the Igbos can make progress. “There is a need for true federalism, separation of powers, structural balance, rotational presidency, issue of local government creation, six-year one tenure for the president, among others,” he added.