Former president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has expressed concern of the 2023 presidential election being disrupted if the nation isn’t restructured earlier than then.
In his speech at the 14th Anthony Cardinal Okogie Foundation (ACOF) annual lecture themed, ‘Whither Nigeria: Restructuring, Secession or Status Quo’, organised by Knights of St. John International and Ladies Auxiliary (KSJI), Nwodo mentioned restructuring is required for the unity and growth of the nation.
Alleging that the 1999 structure isn’t a individuals centred doc however a army imposition that gave the north undue benefits over different federating models within the nation, Nwodo additionally claimed that the army created a unitary system for the nation to go well with its command construction after the 1966 coup.
He additional identified that independence and post-independence structure had been anchored on regional variations, which gave every area a choice to develop alongside its income functionality and wishes.
“Our expectation now could be that our president, will tackle the state of affairs by constituting a nationwide dialog of all ethnic nationalities to look into the 2014 nationwide convention report and different trending views on this material in order to give you a consensus proposal.
“The current APC-led management and different political stakeholders should do all they’ll to restructure earlier than the subsequent election in 2023, as a result of the extent of dissatisfaction within the nation as evidenced by the final ENDSARS protest provides one the impression that any delay might result in a mass boycott or disruption of the subsequent elections to the purpose that we might have a extra critical constitutional disaster of a nation with no authorities”.