Northern Elders Forum Reveal The Country Shouldn't Stand On Its Way If The Igbos Want To Secede

Date: 08-06-2021 9:01 am (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the Igbos should be allowed to secede from Nigeria if that is what they so desire.
In a statement released by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said it has reviewed events and tendencies which suggest that the country is headed for more crises. Baba-Ahmed in the statement said Nigerians live in fear of violence today, and in fear of an uncertain future. He pointed out that irredentists are increasingly asserting their influence over the South East and some part of the country. He mentioned that political leaders in the South East appear to have submitted to violence and terror of IPOB and ESN.
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''Muted voices of millions of Igbo cannot be heard so that fellow Nigerians could understand the degree to which secession by the Igbo represents the popular choice. This nation has had to fight a terrible war to preserve the country. The North had paid its dues in that war, as indeed it did in many ways throughout the history of the country. Under our current circumstances, no Nigerian should welcome another war to keep the country together.

The North in particular has more than enough challenges, and we recognize that violent secession by any part of Nigeria will compound the problems all Nigerians live with. The Forum has arrived at the difficult conclusion that if support for secession among the Igbo is as widespread as it is being made to look, and Igbo leadership appears to be in support of it, then the country should be advised not stand in its way. It will not be the best choice for the Igbo or Nigerians to leave a country we have all toiled to build and a country we all have a responsibility to fix, but it will not help a country already burdened with failures on its knees to fight another war to keep the Igbo in Nigeria.''the statement in part read
The Forum insists that attacks and killings of Northerners and Federal Government employees and destruction of National assets must stop and that those who have been involved in it must be arrested and prosecuted.
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''Until the Igbo decide whether it wants to secede or remain part of Nigeria, the law applies to it, and Federal and State Governors who have responsibility to enforce the law and protect citizens must enforce it. We support calls for Northerners who are exposed to harassment and violence to consider relocating to the North. Unlike the postures and complacency of the leaders of the South East, we advise that all Igbo and other ethnic groups from the South residing in the North should be accorded the usual hospitality and security.

The Forum believes that it is vital to address amendments to the constitution and achieve major changes in the structure and operations of our Federal system now. Members of the National Assembly elected by Nigerians have lost touch with the people they are supposed to represent.''


Posted: at 8-06-2021 09:01 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
- Abadiba at 8-06-2021 10:31 AM (1 week ago)
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Why does the North think that the permission for the Igbos to go ahead secede is in their hands. Why do they think that when some one is asking to secede he is asking for war. Is it suppose to be that Igbos are exercising their fundamental human right or that they ar asking for war.
Why will they always only say Igbos want to secede bt never say Oduduwa want it too while Oduduwa is on the street all time rallying for self determination.
Is the North the mother of hypocrites when their herders ar in every bush killing, maiming, molesting n destroying crops on farms while they say Igbos ar killing them
WHAT A TRIBE
Posted: at 8-06-2021 10:31 AM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- Nicelooking123 at 8-06-2021 10:56 AM (1 week ago)
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The borders should be redrawn to include all the Igbo speaking communities outside the 5 South East states, then any none Igbos that want to join the Biafra Republic should go for referendum.  In this case, all the noise of Igbos want our oil will stop.
Posted: at 8-06-2021 10:56 AM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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- fineboy77 at 8-06-2021 11:10 AM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: Nicelooking123 on  8-06-2021 10:56 AM
The borders should be redrawn to include all the Igbo speaking communities outside the 5 South East states, then any none Igbos that want to join the Biafra Republic should go for referendum.  In this case, all the noise of Igbos want our oil will stop.
Gbam

Posted: at 8-06-2021 11:10 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
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- Goldtime at 8-06-2021 11:57 AM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on  8-06-2021 11:10 AM
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Its a dream that can never be realized nor fruition.The Igbos are free to leave Nigeria whenever they so wishes but with one condition and that is, they rather think of migration to the Amazon forest or any virgin land out of the geographical landscape of Nigeria . Any tribe that feel marginalized or feel dissolution of the current union isn’t in their overall interest ,such tribe should move out of the vast landscape belonging to Nigeria state . Thank you and long live the Fed rep of Nigeria. Wishing my igbo brothers a safe trip to the unknown forest .
Posted: at 8-06-2021 11:57 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikpotokin at 8-06-2021 12:17 PM (1 week ago)
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Where will the south south belongs to, west or east?
Posted: at 8-06-2021 12:17 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kima77same at 8-06-2021 01:27 PM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: ikpotokin on  8-06-2021 12:17 PM
Where will the south south belongs to, west or east?
  WHERE WERE THEY BEFORE THE AMALGAMATION  BY THE BRITISH?
   PLEASE,  RETURN TO HISTORY
Posted: at 8-06-2021 01:27 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sarki007 at 11-06-2021 10:06 AM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: Abadiba on  8-06-2021 10:31 AM
Why does the North think that the permission for the Igbos to go ahead secede is in their hands. Why do they think that when some one is asking to secede he is asking for war. Is it suppose to be that Igbos are exercising their fundamental human right or that they ar asking for war.
Why will they always only say Igbos want to secede bt never say Oduduwa want it too while Oduduwa is on the street all time rallying for self determination.
Is the North the mother of hypocrites when their herders ar in every bush killing, maiming, molesting n destroying crops on farms while they say Igbos ar killing them
WHAT A TRIBE
They said you can go and you're talking too much. what else do you want?
Posted: at 11-06-2021 10:06 AM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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