Ekweremadu leads south east senators to Buhari on IPOB, infrastructure
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu led members of the South East Caucus in the Senate on Wednesday to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on matters affecting the South East including the issue of IPOB.
Other senators on the delegation were the caucus’ chairman, Eyinnaya Abaribe, Sam Egwu, Hope Uzodinma, Andy Uba and Chukwuka Utazi.
Ekweremadu who addressed State House correspondents said issues discussed during the meeting included the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), lopsided appointments as they affect the zone and state of infrastructure in the zone.
He said, “For us from the South East, we believe that dialogue is better than any other form of engagement.
“So we decided to visit the President and present to him some of the concerns of the South East including the issues of roads and general infrastructure.
“We also discussed the issue of security with him and of course the issue of IPOB. We had a good conversation and he promised to look into the issues.”
Abaribe said the South East remained the most disadvantaged among the zones in the country.
“This is the South East caucus in the Senate and we came to see the President because of the issues we have in the South East. We had a fruitful discussion with the President. He has promised us that he is going to look into the problems of South East”, he said.