FLASHBACK: President Buhari In UN Address Supported Self-Determination Of Palestine, Others In 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the United Nations, in 2015, to grant the State of Palestine self-determination to make it a recognised sovereign nation.

Buhari spoke on the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform which was used to mark its seventieth anniversary which held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary assembly of the General Assembly.

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In his speech, the Nigerian chief made a case for Palestinian folks earlier than the world’s governing physique to be given their alienable proper of turning into an unbiased nation “without further delay or obstacle.”

“We need to remind ourselves of the principles that led to the founding of the United Nations. Among those are peaceful co-existence and the self-determination of peoples. In this context, Mr President, self-determination of Palestinian people and those of us in Sahara (region), those nations that have been energized by United Nations have qualified for this alienable rights must now be assured of it without any further delay or obstacle.

“The international community has come to fill its hopes on the resolve of the Palestinian issue through the two states solution which recognizes the legitimate right of these states to exist in peace and security,” Buhari mentioned.

He additionally reminded the UN that different African nations who had that type of agitation of turning into sovereign nations ought to be granted such, as there was no excuse or motive to delay them, which he mentioned to the applause of the members.

“This is why there is no more excuses or reason to delay the implementation of the long list of the security and resolutions of this question neither do we have the moral right to delay any people their freedom or condemn them indefinitely to altercation and blockade,” the Nigerian President mentioned.

However, that is six years since Buhari grew to become the President of Nigeria, and has been vehemently opposing the agitations of self-determination of ethnic nationalities, utilizing brute power to suppress the leaders and followers of separatist teams.

In the previous few weeks, the Nigerian authorities has organized the kidnapping of Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Kenya to Nigeria for main the secessionist battle for the folks of the South-East. 

Kanu will proceed his trial on July 26 earlier than the Federal High Court in Abuja.

In the identical vein, the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) violently invaded and raided the residence of the Yoruba separatist chief, Sunday Igboho, killing two folks within the course of.

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FLASHBACK: President Buhari In UN Address Supported Self-Determination Of Palestine, Others In 2015

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