Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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Nigeria's condition worries elder statesman

Nigeria's condition worries elder statesman

The first Aviation Min­ister of the country, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has said that the current situation of things in the country is grave, say­ing that as an elder states­man, he said there is a need for him to say something on the situation, even if for re­cord purposes.

Amechi stated this in a press release he issued from his country home in Uk­por, headquarters of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The elder statesman in the release said, “The situ­ation in the country now is really very grave and as an elder statesman who took part in the struggle for our country, I feel I must say something, at least, for re­cords.” Speaking further, he said: “The very loud and universal demand for re­structuring our federation, the go- home-order by an amalgamation of Northern youths to Igbos living in the North, the IPOB demand for referendum and break-away of the people of Biafra, the threat to a free conduct of gubernatorial election in Anambra State, all consti­tute grave threats to peace and security in the country.”

He maintained that there is an urgent need for a re­negotiation of the basis of Nigeria federation, noting that, “The long absence of the elected President of the country and the uncertainty of when he can resume his office has not helped matters for there is a limit to what the Acting President can do in the presence of many hawks planted around him.”

He noted that all relevant voices in the country have called for an urgent har­monious voice to revise the injustices that military rul­ers of a particular side of the country have imposed on 200 million people of the country.