The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it has concluded plans to sue the Federal Government over the deliberate marginalisation of Igbo in federal appointments.
Ohanaeze’s President-General, Dr. Nnia Nwodo, dropped the hints on Tuesday at the end of the national executive meeting of the organisation at the group’s National Secretariat in Enugu.
Nwodo said that Ohanaeze had constituted a committee of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to initiate the legal action against the Federal Government on the lopsided of appointments against the South-East and South-South zones in the country..
According to him, the presidential appointments made since the current Federal Government was inaugurated showed a patently discriminatory attitude towards the South East and South-South states as well as a complete violation of the Nigerian Constitution on Federal Character.
He said: “We are constituting a committee of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) from Ohanaeze states to initiate an action against the Federal Government on the issue of these federal appointments. We have copies of the appointments reported so far in the media for you to peruse.
“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.
“Very disturbing is the brazen and illegal termination of the Chief Executive of PENCOM in complete violation of the rules of her engagement and the statute governing appointments into that organisation-simply because she is from the South East,” he stated.
Nwodo also condemned the stringent bail granted the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying that his bail conditions were unprecedented in the judicial history of Nigeria.