Senator Ned Nwoko Advocates For Creation Of Anioma State To Balance South-East Representation

Date: 11-06-2024 6:54 am (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Senator Ned Nwoko, representing Delta North in the Senate, has proposed a bill to create Anioma State to address historical and geopolitical imbalances in Nigeria.
Ned Nwoko Calls For Creation Of Anioma State To Balance South-East Representation
On Monday, Nwoko announced on his X page that this proposal aims to fix the uneven distribution of states.
Currently, the South-East has five states, while most other zones, except the North-West, have seven.
He pointed out that this imbalance means the South-East has only 15 senators compared to 18 from other zones, leading to unequal representation and resource allocation.
Ned Nwoko’s proposed Anioma State would include nine local government areas from Delta State.
The call for Anioma State has support from various groups, including Izu Anioma and Ohanaeze Indi Igbo, and has been backed by political leaders and traditional rulers in the region.
His post reads, “The creation of Anioma state is both urgent and compelling. This proposal addresses the longstanding imbalance in the geopolitical distribution of states in Nigeria. The South East geopolitical zone currently has five states, unlike its counterparts, except for the North West, which has seven states.

“This disparity results in an imbalance of representation and resources, with the South East having only 15 lawmakers compared to the 18 lawmakers of other zones in the senate. This inequity affects legislative representation and the distribution of national resources, perpetuating a longstanding injustice.

“I am presenting a bill for the creation of Anioma state to correct this historical oversight. Anioma is composed of nine local government areas, six of which are rich in oil and gas resources. The region also boasts significant human capital, making it a viable and sustainable candidate for statehood.

“Creating Anioma state is not just about increasing the number of states; it is about ensuring fair representation and resource allocation for the South East.
“The call for Anioma state has widespread support from various stakeholders. The Anioma socio-cultural group, Izu Anioma, and the Pan Igbo cultural organization, Ohanaeze Indi Igbo, have both been vocal in their advocacy for this cause.

“The political class in Anioma, including traditional rulers led by the late Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, have also consistently supported the creation of Anioma state. They have held numerous meetings, including discussions with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to voice their consensus.

“The creation of Anioma state is a crucial step towards achieving justice and equity for the South East. With the majority of stakeholders in agreement, it is time to act and bring Anioma state into existence, correct the past imbalances and ensure fair representation in national affairs.”

This comes shortly after a similar bill for Orlu State in the South-East passed a second reading in the House of Representatives.


Posted: at 11-06-2024 06:54 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
- kp45 at 11-06-2024 07:46 AM (1 week ago)
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- fineboy77 at 11-06-2024 10:29 AM (1 week ago)
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- kaposky at 11-06-2024 12:20 PM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 11-06-2024 10:29 AM
I'm beginning to like this man
BUT HE SHOULD BE TALKING OF SOUTH SOUTH, WHY SAYING SOUTH EAST. IS DELTA STATE  NOT IN SOUTH SOUTH AS THE STUPID YEYE FED GOVT MADE US TO KNOW
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- maizaxx at 11-06-2024 08:34 PM (1 week ago)
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 Huh? For heaven's sakes are we this daft as a nation?
Is that our immediate problem?
When cost of living soaring beyond limits.
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