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Senate presidency: Justice Forum insists on North East

Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 11:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A socio-political organisation, Justice and Development Consultative Forum (JDCF), has restated the need for the North East geo-political zone to produce the next Senate President, saying that it will be unfair to deny the zone the position.

JDCF maintained that the region braved security challenges there to produce the second largest number of votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Its leader, Elisha Ishaku, who issued the statement on Sunday, said the region deserves an influential position in the legislature to champion the reconstruction of the damages caused by the Boko Haram insurgents.

According to him, “From when I can remember, the leadership of the senate when zoned to the north, has always been taken by the North Central.

“I don’t think we are asking for too much. Look at the recent devastations in the North East, we have lost a lot to the insurgencies and we are still losing, our children are being kidnapped in hundreds, our wives and women molested, brothers and husbands killed, families without their homes, the destruction is massive.”