- A former deputy governor of Ebonyi state, Professor Chigozie Ogbu, says Igbo has a genuine reason to struggle for Biafra nation
- Ogbu said the objectives of the 1999 constitution to provide a good governance, promote unity, and good governance has been shattered
A former Deputy Governor of Ebonyi state, Prof Chigozie Ogbu, said that the agitation for Biafra is a fight against injustice confronting Ndigbo in the Nigerian federation.
Ogbu said that the agitation for Biafra by youth groups in the South-eastern region was a genuine fight.
He made this known at his residence in Abakaliki, the state capital, where he noted that since after the Nigeria Civil war, the constitution of the country was drafted to oppress Igbo.
Reports have it that the Igbo leader who is also the incumbent vice president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo said that no amount of good governance could cure the current agitation for self-determination resulting from marginalization.
He said that it is unfortunate that the objectives of the 1999 constitution, which was to provide a good governance does not promote unity and good governance.
He said: “What good governance can remedy the anomaly that Kano with a population of 9,401,288 has 44 local governments while Lagos with 9,11,605 has 20 local governments and Bayelsa has 8.In sharing local government allocations, Kano gets 44 parts, Lagos 20 and Bayelsa (the source of the revenue with terrible environmental degradation from oil) will get 8 parts?
“Ndigbo cannot have a true sense of belonging in the federation until this anomaly is corrected.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a comment made by the Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, concerning the issue of restructuring, has been described as ‘irresponsible’ by a member of the National Executive Council of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mohammed Abdulrahman.
The governor reportedly referred to those calling for restructuring of Nigeria as ‘opportunists’.
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