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Group tackles northern lawmakers over stance on derivation



A gaggle below the aegis of Oron Nationwide Discussion board, ONAF, has tackled the 59 northern members of the Home of Representatives over the proposed invoice searching for to get rid of Part 162, subsection 2, of the 1999 structure as amended, which offers with the precept of derivation.

The group, in a press release, tagged, ”ONAF rejects alleged Structure alteration,” which was signed by its Nationwide President and Nationwide Secretary, Comrade Ita Ante and Comrade Etifit Nkereuwem respectively described the federal lawmakers’ motion as ‘provocative, unpatriotic and insensitive’ focused in direction of destabilization of the nation.

In accordance with the assertion made obtainable to newsmen on Sunday, the group stated: “The eye of Oron Nationwide Discussion board(ONAF), has been drawn to media experiences with utter disbelief and reservation the alleged plot by the 59 Northern members of Home of Representatives to unlawfully and illegally alter part 162, subsection 2, of the 1999 Structure (as amended) which offers with derivation precept.

“ONAF strongly frown at this insensitive and provocative act by a few of our unpatriotic and egocentric politicians, whose curiosity is to trigger discord and chaos within the nation.


“The discussion board wholeheartedly aligns with different democratic and progressive organisations throughout the Nation to vehemently reject, and oppose this unholy try to hold out modification of that part of the structure to the detriment of the South-South individuals.

“ONAF shall in collaboration with Niger Delta leaders, Governors, conventional rulers amongst others, defend our territory, assets, and basic rights within the structure and United Nations declaration on human rights.

“It’s fairly worrisome that Lawmakers who ought to have labored in accordance with our structure, are those appearing in breach of the provisions of the Structure.”

The group, subsequently, referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari and all well-meaning individuals in Nigeria to reject and jettison the proposed invoice within the curiosity of peace, democracy, justice, and fairness.

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