Ohuabunwa Urges Restructuring To Avoid National Collapse


Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who represented Abia North in the 8th Senate
has described restructuring as the only antidote to the survival of Nigeria.

The country, he argued, might not survive after sometime if urgent effort is not made to restructure now, suggesting however that the best for the country is the return to regionalism.

According to him, the regional arrangement which engineered healthy competition among the various regions before the military clamped the country into a unitary system in 1966, remains the remains option for now.

Fielding questions from newsmen in Umauhia on Sunday, Ohuabunwa decried the worsening insecurity in the land, attributing it to what he called “too much concentration of power at the centre, thus rendering states ineffective and unable to secure their borders”.

The ex-federal lawmaker was of the view that a return to a regional arrangement which engineered healthy competition among the various regions before the military clamped the country into a unitary system in 1966 is the best for the country for now.

His words: “Nigeria is no longer working. Restructuring is the only option left for us to survive. The country is off the track and the roadmap by our founding fathers.

“It’s time to go back to regional government structure. Power dissolution is the answer. There’s too much power at the centre which must be removed to make states lively and competitive.

“The level of insecurity in the country is a pointer that restructuring is long overdue. States no more compete for anything; they just wait for allocation every month”.

On power shift in 2023, the former Speaker ECOWAS Parliament strongly advocated that the South East geopolitical zone should be allowed to produce the President in the spirit of equity and justice, even as he tasked Ndigbo to present their best and start now to speak with one voice if the Presidency would not elude them.

“This is the time for Ndigbo to begin to speak with one voice. We must assemble our best 11 and not allow charlatans masquerading today as Igbo leaders to speak for us.

“They were the ones who truncated late Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s chances in Jos, Plateau State during the PDP convention of 1999. But today, want to present themselves as presidential materials. Who will ever trust them?

On the controversy trailing the emergence of Professor George Obiozor as the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ohuabunwa asked aggrieved parties to sheath their swords and rally round the former the diplomat in the interest of the race.

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He argued that Ndigbo needed to convince other ethnic nationalities that they could work in harmony to win their support for the much-talked-about Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023, stressing that Obiozor, a former Nigerian Ambassador to the US and Israel, possesses all that is required to lead Ndigbo as President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.




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