If Nigeria Is Restructured, These 3 Regions May Be Affected And May Not Develop As Quickly As Others
Restructuring is one of the most talked-about issues in Nigeria right now, in which some Southerners' elders and leaders are urging the president Muhammadu Buhari to go back to the system we were practicing when we got independent in 1960. The southerner elder groups such as Afenifere and Ohaneze further explained that there will be development in the country and security will be tighter than it is now if every region is in charge of their resources and security.
Since the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, came into power through the infamous Supreme Court’s judgement that removed Emeka Ihedioha, he has remained a constant name in the media. A couple of days ago, the Governor made headlines when he alleged that the issue of Southern Presidency in 2023, is not on the agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
[Opinion] Why It Is Wrong For Ohaneze Ndịgbo To Declare September 29, 2021 As "Igbo Day of Mourning"
Before now, September 29 of every year had been set aside by the Ohaneze Ndịgbo, as “Igbo Day”, to celebrate the culture of the Igbo people. The event is usually filled with funfairs, and acrobatic displays of the rich Igbo culture. As obtained from the Daily Post, the 2021 edition of the Igbo Day celebration scheduled to hold in Enugu, and Awka, has been cancelled.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo reportedly slammed the Northern Governors, after they stated that the north will retain power beyond 2019. According to reports, Ohanaeze made it known to the North has produced 10 Nigerian leaders, yet they have nothing to show for it, making it known that the North still remains without development.
Photo Credit: Google Although many socio-cultural groups are fighting for ethnic or regional interests in Nigeria today, only a few can boast of holding fair, transparent, verifiable elections. These groups are often found wanting whenever it is time for their internal elections. Usually, they elect members without following due process.
OPINION: 2 Reasons Why Southerners Want Restructuring And 2 Reasons Why Northerners Kick Against It.
Without a doubt, the issue of restructuring has been trending in Nigeria ever since the 2 southern groups, Afenifere and Ohaneze, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to decentralize that power to the state level. These groups further explain that if power is decentralized, many of the problems we are facing now, such as insecurity, high unemployment, and so on, will be solved, because every region will be able to control its resources and security.
Today's Headlines:"Igbo'll Welcome Law-Abiding Herdsmen" -Ohaneze, Graham Call For Biden Impeachment
(Photo Credit: Google) "Igbo Will Welcome Law-Abiding Fulani Herdsmen" - Ohaneze Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth -Wing, yesterday, said Igboland would welcome law-abiding Fulani herdsmen to do businesses in the South East region. (Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspaper)
The agitation for Igbo presidency has continued to gain momentum. Despite the fact that the Igbo people occupy a whole geopolitical zone and have five states out of thirty six in the country, they have not produced a president for the Federal Republic of Nigeria even though the country returned to democracy more than twenty years ago.
As the 2023 presidential election approaches, agitating for the Igbo presidency keeps being one of the most talked about issues. After the Ohaneze, some Igbo politicians are asking for the President to be zoned to Igboland. The Ohaneze group made it known that it had been over 50 years since Igboman, Aguiyi Ironsi, had been the ruler of Nigeria, and it only lasted for 194 days before another coup took place and he was assassinated.
When Obiozor announced his candidacy for the Ohaneze presidency, all sorts of things were cooked up against him, but the most ludicrous and undoubtedly, most frightening was the obviously fake letter of endorsement by Miyetti Allah. Those behind those criminal acts of forgery, identity theft and character assassination had aimed to paint the eminent Professor and international diplomat as one who would serve as an agent of some Northern or what they believe were anti-Igbo interests, but in a few interventions I made then, I argued that the old man had come so long a way, to become anyone's lapdog.
It is no longer news that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is scheduled to visit the South East region, Imo State to be precise. However, this development was made known in a statement by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma in a report from Vanguard.
Restructuring is one of the most discussed issues in Nigeria as many people can not stop talking about it on many Nigerian social media. The southern elders, such as Afenifere and Ohaneze, are the main people that are calling for the restructuring of Nigeria, in which power will be less in the federal and the state will be able to control its resources and its security.
picture.credit.naijadailies. The South East Governors and Igbo leaders met in Enugu yesterday to discuss the burning issues bordering on insecurity and the sit-at-home order that was declared by the outlawed IPOB members. Since the declaration, the South East has not done anything to show that they are concerned about the ugly activities.
The All Progressives Congress may have to ignore Igbo politicians once again ahead of the 2023 presidential election. There are two things that can make the party look away from the southeastern politicians. Normally the party ought to consider the top politicians in the area, but with the look of things, the APC might ignore them.
The heightened clashes between farmers and herders in most regions of the country has led to numerous loss of lives and property. Farmers have come out to decry the encroachment and subsequent destruction of their farmlands by the cattle of some Fulani herders. This security challenge has been recorded in most regions of Nigeria, but this article will focus on the effect it has had on the southeast region.
A sensitive and complicated issue is meant to be given a tactical and strategic approach. This seems to be what Igbo social-cultural group, Oheneze failed to realize in the saga of a Nollywood star, Chiwetalu Agu and their medling in the matter. The veteran Nollywood actor was arrested on Thursday at Upper Nneka Road, Onisha following his alleged wearing of Biafra attire and canvassing supports for the group.
The chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has stated that the chance of Southeast in the 2023 presidential election is in God's hands. Photo credit: Premium Times The Governor who spoke on the chances of Southeast in producing the next president of Nigeria in 2023, said the possibility of Igbo presidency is in God's hand.
The next general elections in Nigeria will be held in 2023 and this election will see a new president emerge, as the current president, Muhammad Buhari has successfully secured two terms which will last for eight years. The game of politics is ongoing currently and many regions, political party and people are hoping to get the seat for their preferred candidate.
There are many things happening now in the country because of the 2023 general election. Apart from the presidential election, there are still some states that will organize elections for the governor's seat that year. Various political parties have been preparing for this day, and the Independent National Electoral Commission is also not left behind.
Ohaneze ndigbo The Youth section of Ohaneze ndigbo which is the Youth section of Ohaneze ndi Igbo, the Igbo social cultural group has recently stated that an Igbo presidency come 2023 is the only thing that will stop Nigeria from breaking up. Comrade igboayaka.o.Igboayaka in an interview in Owerri stated that the deliverance of Nigeria from the shackles of bad leadership lies in an Igbo presidency come 2023.