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1999 constitution is a secret weapon for fighting igbos-Nwodo

1999 constitution is a secret weapon for fighting igbos-Nwodo

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has stated the army rigorously structured the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in opposition to Ndigbo.

Nwodo who was visitor on Arise TV’s dwell persona interview programme famous that the constitution was based mostly on excessive discrimination and jaundiced in opposition to his individuals. He famous that the Igbo by each accessible file shouldn’t have the least variety of native authorities areas, states andNational Assembly seats.

“The military designed a constitution at the end of the war to contain the Igbo. We have the smallest number of local governments of all the six geopolitical zones; smallest number of representatives in the National Assembly; the smallest number of local government councils, two states in the North West of Nigeria have as much local governments as we have in the South East,” he stated.

The Ohanaeze chief additionally stated the mandate of the apex Igbo physique was to not actualise a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction however to push for a restructured federation the place all people can be free to realize its goals; an egalitarian society the place individuals develop at their tempo.

Ndigbo, he stated, had been contained by the federal authorities, by way of its insurance policies and programmes, however said that their potential; energies, creativity and trade would allow them emerge on the world stage. Nwodo additionally stated that there was no various to restructuring the nation whilst he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not being devoted to his manifesto.

He recalled that Buhari had promised to restructure Nigeria throughout the 2014 electioneering however reneged after he gained the election.

“The president has not been devoted to his manifesto. After he gained the election, his {party} arrange a committee on restructuring headed by Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai they usually made this report that which was accepted by the nationwide management of his {party}.

“And when he confronted interviewed by the press, he stated that our downside was not construction however course of.

“He swallowed his manifesto; he swallowed the decision of his national executive committee and he says we are looking for our personal interest. It’s rather the president that is looking for his own personal interest,” Nwodo said.

The Ohanaeze chieftain insisted that the president has failed it by not resonating the aspirations of majority of Nigerian.

He additional condemned the detention of convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, and for the umpteenth time, known as for the unbanning of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

He additionally flayed the president for recycling some members of his cupboard, particularly those who have corruption instances pending within the courtroom as effectively these underneath the investigation of the antigraft businesses.


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