Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
The South-East geopolitical zone has lost out in the scheme of national politics following the election of presiding officers of the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The position of the President (Muhammadu Buhari) and the Vice-President (Prof. Yemi Osinbajo) are already being occupied by the North-West and the South-West respectively.
The position of the Senate President is being occupied by Senator Ahmed Lawan from the North-East while his deputy, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, is from Delta-Central, South-South Nigeria.
In the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila from the South-West emerged as Speaker while Idris Wase from the North-Central emerged as the Deputy Speaker.
A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, representing Abia-North senatorial district ran for the office of the deputy senate president but stepped down on Monday.
Similarly, Ekweremadu contested against Omo-Agege but lost.