Governors of the South East have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a service chief from the region.

According to the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, the country’s security structure is not balanced.

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Umahi said this over the weekend in Abakaliki where he said abandoning the region due to partisan politics is “stupid.”

“One thing newspaper did not report is that we also requested for a service chief from South-east,” Umahi said.

“We don’t have any and all that we requested are not new, they have been the things our people have been clamoring for.

“South-east visited the president to talk about the delay in the construction of federal roads, the international airport, the bridge. We do extreme politics in Nigeria.

“Politics should be separated from the welfare of the people. It was a positive one. We must separate politics from reality.

“South-east will not say because they are PDP they should shy away from the development from the federal government. For me that is stupidity.”