The Coalition of South-East Youths has described the exclusion of the South-East from principal positions in the National Assembly as a declaration of war by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Igbos.
The coalition said this in a statement on Wednesday by its President, Mr Goodluck Ibem, calling on the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to redress the injustice.
The action of the APC against the South-East is an aberration and a travesty of the Nigerian Constitution, he said.
The statement read, “The decision of the APC not to support or zone any principal position in the National Assembly to the South-East is a clear indication and statement by the APC that the South-East is no longer part of Nigeria.
“The North produced the President, the President of the Senate, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“The South-West also produced the APC National Leader, the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“The South-South produced the party’s national chairman and the Deputy Senate President while the South-East is left with nothing.
“The APC has just told its South-East members that they are not qualified for any good thing from the party.”
“The action of the APC against the South-East contradicts the visions of our founding fathers who agreed and came together in harmony to work in unity as one united Nigeria”, he added.