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Nnamdi Kanu IPOB leader’s call for a referendum is a waste of time – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla said it is a constitutional impossibility.

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(The News Chronicles)

The Presidency has described the call for a referendum by Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a waste of time.

According to Daily Post, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla said it is a constitutional impossibility.

Okoi Obono-Obla also said that restructuring will not solve the problems that the country is facing.

According to the presidential aide, “The demand for a referendum with regards to Biafra is a constitutional impossibility.

“It is a legal and political impossibility. There is no provision in the constitution of the country or any other law that provides for a part of the country to break away.

“It is a nonsensical demand. Biafra ended on the January 15, 1970. I think the agitators are just expressing their rights to freedom of expression.

“The international law does not take precedence over the Nigerian constitution. If you want to ratify any treaty or international convention, the National Assembly has to approve it.

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“You cannot begin to use the international law to deal with municipal, local and national issues.

“Let them stop wasting their time. There is nothing like that. The agitators are just wasting their time and that is why I am saying that they are just expressing their right to the freedom of expression.”

You will recall that former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd.) recently called on the Federal Government to restructure Nigeria.

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