Senators representing the South-East geopolitical zone in the National Assembly say they will boycott the planned town hall meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, The Nation reports.
President Buhari is scheduled to hold an Economic and Security Summit for the South-East in Enugu on Thursday and Friday.
Senator Enyinnanya Abaribe, Chairman of the caucus said the senators took the decision because they were not adequately consulted.
Abaribe said, “The South East Senate Caucus will not attend a planned town hall meeting with Mr. President slated for Enugu having not been adequately consulted.
“Again, it is the view of the Caucus that what the South East needs is development and not to be tagged with any other issue like security.
“South East has been utterly neglected and marginalised over time especially with regards to addressing factors that stimulates development including the place of Ndigbo in the present administration.
“So if we are to hold a town hall meeting the agenda must be restricted to purely development of the region. The agenda must be articulated to address the issues as highlighted.”