- President general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, says President Buhari has been unfair to the zone on the issue of federal appointments
- Chief Nwodo states that the federal character principle has been jettisoned in favour of a geo-political zone
- The president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo says the group has constituted a committee of lawyers to initiate an action against the federal government on the issue of federal appointments
The socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has threatened to drag the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to court over alleged lopsided nature of appointments so far made by the regime.
Chief John Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, issued the threat at a press briefing after the fourth executive meeting of his leadership at the national secretariat of the body in Enugu on Tuesday, May 2.
Chief Nwodo said that the zones have not been well represented in the Buhari administration, Channel TV reports.
He noted that the federal character principle has been jettisoned in favour of a geo-political zone
He disclosed that Ohanaeze constituted a committee of senior advocates of Nigeria of Igbo speaking states to initiate an action against the federal government on the issue of federal appointments made by Buhari.
“We have instructed the legal adviser of Ohanaeze to write relevant agencies of the Federal Government under the freedom of information act to confirm or deny these statistics.
“As an instance, very disturbing is the brazen and illegal termination of the chief executive of PENCOM in complete violation of the rules of her engagement and statute governing appointment into that organisation – simply perhaps because she is from the South East”, Nwodo said.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was at the Cenotaph Hill Top in Enugu on Thursday, May 4.
Kanu arrived Enugu from Abuja six days after his release from Kuje Prison in Abuja.
NAIJ.com gathered that the IPOB leader visited the Cenotaph to pray and have some private time.
A cenotaph is an empty tomb or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains were buried somewhere else.
It can also be an initial tomb for a person who has been buried elsewhere especially groups of individuals or soldiers lost by a country or an empire.
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