Mike Ozekhome reacts to southern governors’ resolutions on open grazing
Popular lawyer and activist, Mike Ozekhome has stated that it is immoral and unconstitutional to kick against the decision of the southern governors to ban open grazing.
Recall that the southern governors met in Asaba, the capital of Delta state and had stated that the decision was taken as part of efforts to improve security in the region.
Reacting to the development, the president of the Nigerian senate, Ahmad Lawan had faulted the decision of the governors.
But in a statement on Monday, Ozekhome asked why “some northern elites are worried” by the governors’ decision.
“The sudden unexpected kick by some northern elites against the patriotic resolutions passed last week at a meeting held in Asaba by the 17 southern governors of Nigeria is quite worrisome, but definitely uncalled for,” he said.
“The kick is illegal, unconstitutional and even immoral.
“I have since termed the Asaba resolutions, the ‘ACCORD CONCORDIALE’.
“The sudden hoopla and ruckus seem to suggest that these few vocal elements are suddenly scared of certain manifold effects that the unanimous resolutions by the APC, PDP, Benin, Anioma, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Ikwerre, Ibibio and Efik leading lights may throw up.
“Is the senate president, senator Ahmad Lawan, aware and conscious of the enormity of the functions and responsibilities of his revered office as the head of one of the three arms of government, and the number 3 citizen of Nigeria?
“Can he not help to salvage this drifting, compassless nation by simply dusting up the over 600 recommendations of the 2014 National Conference mutually agreed up and rolled out after 6 months of rigorous deliberations, by the 492 delegate-conferees drawn from all strata, segments, professions and classes, of the Nigerian Nation and ethnic nationalities from across Nigeria?”
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