Senate Minority Chief, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has lamented the absence of justice and fairness in Nigeria below President Muhammadu Buhari.
He mentioned the current requires restructuring and agitations for secession are because of ‘the arbitrariness of the All Progressives Congress (APC) authorities led by Buhari’.
Abaribe said this on Friday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, whereas addressing attorneys on the second day of the twenty fifth Regulation Week of the Awka department of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA).
The lawmaker, who spoke on the subject: ‘govt lawlessness in Nigeria’s pseudo-federalist geo-polity: shouldn’t Nigeria restructure her construction’, mentioned there are a number of instances of govt lawlessness on the a part of the federal authorities.
“There are a litany of govt arbitrariness by the APC-led authorities of the Buhari presidency which have led to a thunderous clamour for restructuring.
“Prior to now, Nigerians have argued stridently over discrimination, however the current upsurge in perceived impunity and bias in federal appointments by the Buhari presidency has sparked concern of a really harmful slide to a sectional strife.
“The nation appears to be in a meltdown. Within the wake of the unprecedented ravaging insecurity spreading all around the nation, lots of the issues that maintain us collectively as a nation proceed to unravel, and the APC led authorities appears powerless to cease the slide.
“It is extremely unlucky that the current authorities and the inherent lawlessness have given impetus to the quagmire main Nigerians to query the system as presently constituted. The nation is in limbo. There may be an apparent feeling of despondency, my concern is that it shouldn’t slide to a complete state of anomie. There may be agitation for restructuring and excessive demand for secession, and all are fuelled by injustice and feeling of being omitted, significantly the South East,” Abaribe lamented.
Talking additional on whether or not the nation ought to restructure, the lawmaker mentioned: “We settle for that it’s essential to tinker with the construction of our nation. We should agree that the rapid explanation for our woes is injustice and lack of ability to handle our range by the current authorities.”
He said that those that query the explanation for restructuring don’t imply effectively for Nigeria, including that the nation can not afford to limp, which is main it to the precipice.
“One thing have to be performed constitutionally, and that’s to amend the structure to resolve the problems of in the present day.
“We’ve got to instill confidence within the polity by reflecting things like state police, devolution of powers and monetary federalism within the amendments. Primarily, it means to amend half 1 and 11 to maneuver sure gadgets from unique to the concurrent record to provide extra legislative powers to states,” he mentioned.
The Chairman of Awka department of NBA, Barr. Ekene Okonkwo, who spoke earlier, mentioned the legislation week was put collectively because the contribution of the department to providing options to the present agitations within the nation.
The occasion, which began on Thursday, will proceed on Saturday with awards to distinguished personalities, and a thanksgiving mass on Sunday.
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