MARGINALIZATION | Ohaneze set to sue FG – Dr. Nnia Nwodo

by on May 3, 2017
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.

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