The Igbo Youth Parliament has frowned at events and utterances surrounding the election of principal officers of the incoming ninth National Assembly.
The Group particularly criticized the winner-takes-all mentality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the 95/5% rule must stop forthwith.
According to the Youth Parliament, there is the need to maintain balance and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging, especially given the marginalisation the Igbo Nation has suffered in the country.
While reminding the Party that every segment of the Country has qualified individuals for national service, the Group expressed its support to the aspiration of Chief (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu as one of the next presiding officers of the Senate.
The choice of Dr. Kalu, the Youth Parliament noted is due to his versatility, sagacity and detribalized personality.
According to the Group, “the new Senator-Elect for Abia North successfully delivered APC in his constituency,” querying what extra qualifications were necessary that he does not possess.
“For now and except convinced otherwise, the cap fits Orji Uzor Kalu and we so recommend him and will support all his efforts pursuant to becoming Senate President, the Group added.
The statement, signed by Comrade Eke Okogbue (President) and Prince Xavier Ikechi (Patron) also threatened to initiate the recall of any legislator from the South East that does not represent its constituents creditably.