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.