Nigeria’s different regions and ethnic nationalities are clamouring for the top jobs in the legislature as the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly comes up in less than two months time.
To this end, some Igbo leaders gathered in Enugu on Sunday, to discuss the place of the tribe in Nigeria’s politics, especially in the National Assembly.
With the different geopolitical regions jostling for one of the four top offices in the legislature, the Igbos want the governing All Progressives Congress to reserve a place for them.
One of those in attendance was the Anglican Archbishop of Enugu ArchDiocese. Others are also requesting for appointments in the executive and judicial arms.
The 9th National Assembly would be inaugurated in June, after which elections will take place to select the president of the Senate, his or her deputy, the speaker of the House of Representatives and his or her deputy.
Some Igbo lawmakers-elect have already indicated interest in the senate presidency and the speakership position.