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– The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) believe that President Muhammadu Buhari is the reason the country is not at peace
– The secessionists want the president out of office before the country breaks into three
– The National Assembly has been put on their toes to ensure President Buhari is booted out of office soon
If suggestions made by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the National Assembly are to be strictly followed, President Muhammadu Buhari may soon be booted out of office.
The group, according to a press statement issued by their spokespersons Emman Nmezu and Clifford Iroanya, Nigeria’s disintegration into three different nations is almost as good as confirmed but if President Buhari is not removed from power before this happens, there might be violence in the country.
The group believes that the president has violated their human rights and has breached the constitution before and after taking his oath of office in 2015.
“Recall that on the 29th of May 2015, Buhari took Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office of President which includes non-interference in the discharge of the duties of other arms government. However, he told the world during his Media Chat of December 30, 2015, that Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki will never be released and this was after the courts have ordered their unconditional release.
“Buhari’s comment was not only a violation of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution but it is also in violation of Part-I Section-9 of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution which states that ‘A public officer shall not do or direct to be done, in abuse of his office, any arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights of any other person knowing that such act is unlawful or contrary to any government policy,” the statement read in part.
The pro-Biafran group insists that President Buhari has to be removed so that Nigeria will experience temporary stability before the secession into three nations of Biafra, Arewa, and Oduduwa.
“We, therefore, call on the National Assembly to immediately activate Section-143 of the Constitution of Nigeria to avoid further casualties. The removal of President Buhari using Section-143 of the Constitution will ensure a temporary stability for Nigeria as the country prepares for its dissolution into the founding nations of Biafra, Arewa, and Oduduwa.
“Without the removal of Buhari, according to Section-143 of the Constitution, the unstoppable and irreversible disintegration of Nigeria into the nations above may take a violent and calamitous path which will end up hurting internal and external stakeholders in Nigeria including the economic interests of foreign governments,” the statement further read.
Meanwhile, the group has appreciated a southern group for calling for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu from prison custody.
The IPOB in a statement on Thursday, October 20, said the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly demonstrated some level of courage in their recent demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
“We praise them for the truth, the fathers and elderly statesmen who knows the real foundation of this contraption called Nigeria were calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and others who committed no crime against the government of Nigeria,” IPOB said in a statement signed by Powerful Emma.
“This proves that we still have fearless people and men of honour in the society,” Emma said.