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Igbo Ekunie disagrees with Buhari, says Nigeria’s unity forced and negotiable

By News Express on 26/08/2017

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•Igbo Ekunie President Toochukwu Ezeoke
•Igbo Ekunie President Toochukwu Ezeoke

 A socio cultural organisation, the Igbo Ekunie Initiative (IEI), has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari on his position that Nigeria’s unity is settled and non-negotiable.

The group, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora, insists that “Nigerian’s forced unity is not settled and remains negotiable by the ethnic nationalities that make up the country.

“Evidently, the current overheating of the polity and tensions coupled with the various upheavals and ethnic agitations show clearly that our unity should not be taken as settled.”

The group further posited that “Herdsmen frequently rampage and kill with impunity, yet there has not been any presidential directive or order to security agencies to stem the menace.  Arewa Youths issued their infamous quit notice for Igbos to leave the Northern parts of Nigeria and till date, nobody has been brought to book even when a warrant of arrest was issued and the culprits are still walking the streets free.

“The drums of war and acrimony are sounding louder with brutal ferocity to the chagrin and bewilderment of all concerned, yet the government considers it unwise to get her citizens to a round table.

“Granted that people may have legitimate grievances, but till date, the Federal Government has failed to provide any avenue or channel for people to air and address these grievances.

“We also note that the National Assembly and National Council of States are not the appropriate bodies for national discourse. While the National Assembly makes laws, the National Council of States aids the execution of these laws and government policies. 

“No wonder these bodies have not been able to dampen the unprecedented level of discord tormenting our viability as a country. We must note that the National Assembly got a rare chance when it was presented with the opportunity to devolve power and restructure the country but instead our Senators and Representatives chose to kill the chance on the altar of political expediency.”

The group also described the President’s broadcast as “dismal and lacklustre performance,” adding that “no new insight on moving the country forward was offered as the president simply repeated several lip serving speeches that no longer relate to our state of affairs.”

Igbo Ekunie called for a UN supervised referendum amongst the component units with a view to resolving and finding a lasting solution to cure the persistent self-determination agitations, which it said the Nigerian government has proved incapable of addressing.

Source News Express

Posted 26/08/2017 8:00:14 PM


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