For inclusion in government, a social-cultural group, Igbo Speaking Community, has appealed to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to consider qualified Igbo resident in the state for political appointments.
The President-General, Igbo Speaking Community, Mr. Sunday Udeh, made the appeal in Lagos against the backdrop of Sanwo-Olu’s second term when the Council of Ndi Eze Lagos State visited him.
Udeh stated that for the purposes of inclusiveness and ethnic balancing, Igbo should be given opportunity when nominating new appointees, as it would create the much-needed ethnic and political balance.
“I want to state here that before the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries in Lagos State, we appealed to the party to consider an Igbo man for the Lagos State House of Assembly, as we only had one man out of 40 members.”
He noted that the Igbos played a decisive role in the last gubernatorial election, where all Igbo, market women came out en-mass despite the hiccups to ensure that Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu was re-elected for a second term.
As such, appointing an Igbo man will go a long way for the party to have a smooth running in future election.
“Hence, the election is over and no single Igboman in the decision making body was elected. For this reason, we make this passionate appeal that the governor when making new appointments should give the Igbos at least three commissioner slots.
“We also appeal to the governor to plead with the party leaders to either retain Jude Idimogu or give us another lgboman that will stand as a voice because the Igbos needed someone to represent them.”
Earlier, the Chairman, Council of Ndi Eze Lagos State, Eze Chika Nwokedi said that his visit to the Office of the President General was to reassure the leadership of Igbo Speaking Community of his commitment to bring the Ndi Eze under one umbrella in the state