Marginalisation in appointments: Igbo youth disassociate self from N50bn suit against Buhari

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The leadership of the apex socio-cultural youth organisation in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, says it has disassociated itself from the N50bn lawsuit against the President Muhammadu Buhari (rted), by eminent Southern and Middle-belt leaders.

The Igbo youth group said its position on the matter had become imperative considering the fact that critical leaders of thought in the South-East geo-political zone, were not consulted.

While commending those who filed the lawsuit against the President, which according to it, was geared towards ensuring justice and sustainance of principle of Federal Character, the group noted that it was acting on the order of Igbo Elders, traditional and religious leaders, among others.

President-General of the group, Okechukwu Isigusoro and Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike, stated this in a signed statement, on Tuesday.

Recall that eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria had, on Monday, sued the President, Maj-Gen Buhari (retd.), for N50bn over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, para-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.

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The statement read in part, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on the directives of Igbo Elders, traditional and religious leaders, critical stakeholders that made up the General Assembly of Ohanaeze Ndigbo ( which is registered in CAC), have disowned the lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari, who’s believed to be dragged before Abuja High Court over alleged wrongdoings and marginalisation in appointments made by his administration since 2015.

“We commend the Southern leaders efforts to ensure that justice is done especially in respecting the principles of Federal Character, but Igbo youths wish to state categorically that various stakeholders was not consulted and one of the signatories (Nwodo) is no longer in-charge of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

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“Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth will never join in such weighty allegations against President Muhammadu Buhari without proper evidence of support from the Igbo Governors, Igbo traditional rulers, religious leaders, stakeholders and based on the constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“ONYC is privy to the ongoing consultative meetings being held by the newly formed national leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which is registered in CAC. With all the stakeholders, especially with Igbo traditional rulers, religious groups, resolutions will be communicated to the Igbo Governors as the political leaders of Igboland for ratification and endorsement.

‘With this development, Igbo youths wish to dissociate themselves, Igbo Governors, Igbo ministers, Igbo ambassadors, traditional rulers, religious leaders, stakeholders from the N50 billion lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari on the basis of nonconsultations and may take appropriate measures to prevent future occurrences through legal action against mischief makers and impostors.”

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