10th Senate :South East Chiefs rally round Izunasor for senate presidency

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By Ekuson Nw’Ogbunka

Members of Forum of South East Titled Chiefs (FSETC) have endorsed the senator Senator Osita Izunasor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of senate presidency in the 10th Senate.

In a press release, from the forum, signed by its chairman and secretary, High Chiefs Charlie A. Ogbonnaya and Ben I. Esiobu respectively and made available to Newsmen they said under the the APC zoning arrangement, all the positions held by the North in the 9th Assembly would be reverted to the South in the 10th Assembly.

To that, they made it clear that they have endorsed Izunasor adding that as elders, they have observed that micro -zoning the senate presidency to the Sourh East (SE) would go a long way to address many urgent national problems, such as restoring good faith between the zone and the Federal Government

They also said reasons for their choice of Izunasor, were that: Izunasor and Sen Rochas Okorocha represented the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in in the merger committee that created the APC; he was the first interim and later elected secretary of the party in 2014; he was behind all the crisis – free conventions known the party with; that all the party primaries he conducted were rancour – free and; that he was a member of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC), caucus and National Working Committee (NWC) at various times.

The rest, the release notes were that: having been elected into senate in 2007, Izunasor is the most senior senator in the red chamber; having worked with FSETC in the past and present, they rely on him to persuade South Easterners in Lagos to participate in the proposed National Population Census (NPC); in all his years of political activities, he maintained integrity and humility, devoid of being a victim of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and; as a lawyer and journalist, he had served in the both chambers of the National Assembly successfully.

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