The Senator representing Abia South and Senate Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said the South-East do not have a proper representation in the Executive cabinet (Aso Rock Villa) of the country.
Abaribe said in a media chat with Channels Television Friday, the South-Eastern region ‘had’ political representatives in Aso Villa; but not anymore, except a photographer.
Reacting to Governor David Umahi’s defection from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abaribe noted that the governor’s move will be gauged properly when it’s time for the 2023 elections.
His words: “Let us assume Governor Umahi is bringing the South East, as he says, into the mainstream because that was what I heard yesterday. What is the mainstream? Is it the Aso Villa that belongs to all of us that you cannot find a single person from the South East, except a photographer?
“Before every part of this country was represented in the Aso Villa, so when you want to do government business because sometimes government business is done from back channels, so if you have a problem or they want to do some consultations, you make a call into the Villa, you call to your countryman and say please can you tell oga this or that so that we can have this talk, there is none today inside the villa. There’s one guy, his name is Sunny, I think he’s a photographer.
“So Umahi is going to talk to who? Ok, because he is governor he can talk to Chief of Staff, he can go to see the president but what about others?” he added.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News