Buhari 'President’s appointments favouring the North,' Ohaneze

The OYC President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said the unity of Nigeria should be constantly reviewed.

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The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has said that President Buhari's appointments are favouring the Northerners.

This is following several criticisms of Buhari’s recent appointment of Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The OYC President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said the unity of Nigeria should be constantly reviewed.

Isiguzoro also said only those being favoured by the current scheme of things will want the status-quo to remain.

He said  “We (Ohanaeze Ndigbo) believe that Nigeria’s unity is negotiable. The principles and structures on the co-existence of the various nationalities that make up the country should be reviewed periodically.

“At the moment, the structure that is in place is not in favour of everybody.

“Those that it is favouring are the ones who want the status quo to be maintained, but those it has not favoured, like the Igbo, are open to a negotiation of the country’s unity.”

The OYC leader also said  “The Igbo demanded restructuring at the last constitutional conference and we are still holding on to that demand. We believe Nigeria’s unity should be subject to periodic review.

“We are not calling for secession, but a periodic review of the terms of the country’s unity is necessary for peaceful coexistence, otherwise agitations for separation would continue to grow.”

Senator Eta Enang, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), has debunked claims by some Nigerians that federal appointments in the country are lopsided.

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