How Northern Governors Destroyed Unity Of Nigeria— Igbo Chieftain, Uwazurike

Former President of Igbo think-tank group, Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazurike has condemned the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) over their assertion to retain Presidency within the North in 2023.


He additionally criticised the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’advert Abubakar for destroying the revered picture accorded him in Nigeria by aligning with the NGF over its decision that it’s unconstitutional for the South to ask the North to cede energy. 

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Nwazurike, the lawyer representing Ohanaeze Ndigbo within the matter involving the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, additionally blamed the Presidency for going towards Southern governors of their decision to ban open grazing.


The lawyer disclosed this in a video obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, by which he additionally berated Plateau and Kaduna governors, Simon Lalong and Nasir El-Rufai respectively for searching for energy for Northern Nigeria when their states burn with violence.   


Nwazurike stated, “The Southern governors had a meeting, the Presidency reacted violently, and all those who are shooting widely, all their snipers came out. Now, the man, where I don’t know where he belongs in this country came out to say we have the numbers.


“And then, the premium meeting which was the meeting of the governors that now brought in the respected traditional rulers and in one sentence destroyed the national image of Sultan of Sokoto.


“He came out to now challenge the South, does it make sense? The Sultan has a preeminent position and in their meeting, you see people giving way to him at the national level, at the next meeting they will challenge his right to preside.


“In the issue of the governors, I think there is more noise in what they didn’t say than what they said. How do I mean? Plateau state was just burning a week before. Kaduna state was burning even as the meeting was going on. Absolute silence on those things. All they are interested in is power. In other words, the Northern governors, those who were there, forget this nonsense of being unanimous, it was never unanimous. They started talking in a way I can describe as talking down on people.”


He additional revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far maintained the political association of rotating the Presidency among the many six geo-political zones.  


Uwazurike said that the Northern governors have destroyed, with their decision, the weak strand binding the individuals of the nation.


“Our constitution is very clear. Section 15 of the Constitution under the fundamental rights for everybody, 15 (4) the State shall have a full foster of the feeling of belonging for everybody. And, there should not be discrimination. In other words, everybody is free to aspire, but the political arrangement of making sure that power goes round is what I will say without any fear of contradiction PDP got it right, practised equities with six zones. APC came in with two zones. Even a northern governor said you cannot tell us power must come from there (south), who do they think they are? In other words, the Southern governors are less in quality than these Northern governors.


“Let me state this clearly, these northern governors. They were not trying to cement the unity of this country. They are not trying to do anything to quench the dissect. All they are doing is cause confusion as Ambassador Kwanten said.


“It was in cahoot with the Presidency. If you remember attorney-general was busy equating open grazing to selling spare parts and questioning why we talk about Presidency coming to the South. And in this country, you ask yourself, does the President belong to Nigeria or is he the President of Northern Nigeria? If President in 2023 is going to be President of Nigeria, then what comes around must go around.


“So, without any equivocation, those governors really, really destroyed the tiny thread that has been holding us. That’s on the issue of 2023,” Uwazurike stated.


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