Ohanaeze Sends Draft Bill For South East Federation
As the Federal Government proposes Ruga settlements in various states of the country for herders, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has submitted a proposal for a draft bill for the federation of South East states of Abia, Anambra , Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu.
The National President of the group, Mr Arthur Obiora said the draft bill has been sent to all state Houses of Assembly in the East for deliberation and passage.
The group urged Igbos in Delta and Rivers who wished to join the federation, to join.
Obiora noted that in view of the socio-political and structural conflicts in Nigeria, it has become necessary for Nigeria to go back to regional system with a level of autonomy for the federating regions.
This will ensure faster development of the country and make rat race to control the centre less.”
He hoped the bill would be passed and other parts of Nigeria do the same.
The deputy spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Chuks Ibegbu noted that there was nothing wrong with the draft and it is better the issue is addressed for the future of Nigeria.
In another development, Chuks Ibegbu escaped from a devastating inferno in his Enugu Residence on Sunday 30th June , 2019.
The fire incident which started around 2.00pm consumed every thing in his house along with that of his immediate flat neigbour.
In a statement sent to Elombah News Ibegbu stated he was to host his townsmen on the said day while his family was out of town. No one knows the cause of the inferno though some people suspected electrical fault.
The Enugu fire service and federal fire service battled to save his house and the entire compound but the damage was incalculable.
Meanwhile Ibegbu has cried out to well meaning Igbos and Nigerians , Igbo Governors and patriots to come to his aid in this hour of travail as he lost everything he has in in the inferno including the house and that of his neighbour.
He appealed in particular to the Enugu state Governor , Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his Abia state counterpart Okezie Ikpeazu to come to his aid.
Ibegbu hails from Abia state.