Agitation teams within the nation beneath the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination have mentioned they are going to maintain a a million march to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, to reiterate the demand for a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
NINAS is an umbrella physique of self-determination actions within the South-South, South-East, Middle Belt and South-West (Ilana Omo Oodua).
The a million march is scheduled to carry between September 14 and 21, 2021 when the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly would maintain within the United States.
This was disclosed by NINAS leaders and members of the group who signed the Constitutional Force Majure declared on December 16, 2020, rejecting the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and calling for a UN supervised referendum.
In a press release, the communications supervisor for the group, Maxwell Adeleye, mentioned the march could be led by famend historian and emeritus professor, Banji Akintoye. Other individuals embrace Yusuf Turaki, a revered scholar; Secretary-General of NINAS, Tony Nnadi; pioneer Commissioner for Education in Osun State and National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Wale Adeniran, amongst others.
According to the assertion, the group seeks to dismantle the purported “fraudulent 1999 Constitution,” finish the “unworkable” unitary union that the structure has foisted on the folks and champion the processes for self-determination by which sovereignty could be restored to the constituent areas.
It additionally referred to as on all indigenous folks from southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt world wide to unite and stand collectively in solidarity of their demand for the restoration of their sovereignty, inalienable proper to their self-determination, property and proper to freely select their affiliation with any state.
It was acknowledged that through the freedom march, a requirement could be made to the United Nations to ship a peacekeeping pressure to Nigeria to avoid wasting embattled indigenes who’re day by day massacred by prison parts amongst Fulani herdsmen and different terrorists, together with Boko Haram and the Islamic State.
The assertion partly reads, “What will be happening at UNGA is that the members of Ilana Omo Oodua under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, alongside other members of NINAS from the Lower Niger and Middle Belt of Nigeria, hold a one million march opposite the U.N Headquarters in New York, from September 14 to 2, 2021 to demand for a referendum to decide on the rights to self-determination of the people, who want an end to unitary systems of Nigeria, which has been turned into an apartheid state.
“We shall also be demanding, first and foremost, for the abolition of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, which we have shown to be a fraud perpetrated against the people of the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria given that the people did not make it. All sons and daughters of the Lower Niger (South East, South-South), South West and Middle Belt’s clans, living in the US are being mobilised to stand up for their indigenous nationalities by participating in the one week one million march for the liberation of their people.”