A former Governor of Enugu State and current Senator representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani, has expressed his displeasure with what he describes as the denial of Igbo politicians top positions like the presidency in Nigeria.
Senator Nnamani spoke on Monday while featuring on a programme on Arise Television. The programme was monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA.
“How can we (Ndigbo) be proud to belong to a union where we cannot aspire or be considered for top positions?
”If 2023 passes without the South East being accommodated in the power arrangements, we would have to wait for the next 16 years and will be out of power reckoning for 40 years from 1999,” he lamented.
Meanwhile, as Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and party leaders brainstorm on picking a running mate, Nnamani and several top politicians from the South-East have emerged as front runners for the slot.
Others from the South-East being mentioned as likely running mate to Atiku are former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha.