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Self-Determination: Igbos Should Engage Other Zones – Chekwas Okorie

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Igbos should engage their other geo-political zones of like minds to effect the constitutional amendments that will enable them facilitate the exit

Perhaps we need to remind ourselves that there is no provision for Referendum in the 1999 Constitution as amended. 

Neither President Muhammadu Buhari nor the National Assembly has the constitutional authority to call for a Referendum for Biafra Exit even if they are favourably inclined to it. 

Of course we know that the President and the National Assembly are not in any way sympathetic to our aspirations. 

It is also to be noted that no foreign Institution or Power has the power to call for a Referendum in a sovereign country except that there is an invasion of that country by the interested foreign Power. 

Again no foreign Power shall embark on such expedition except its economic or territorial interest is at stake. 

I know by association that there are at least three other geo-political zones in Nigeria that aspire for self-determination. 

Consequently if we coalesce on the platform of a political party that is ideologically inclined to self – determination, referendum etc., we will use such platform to target at nominating and electing legislators and governors that are pro self-determination to engage their counterparts from other geo-political zones of like minds to effect the constitutional amendments that will enable us to facilitate the exit we and others seek. 

However, I will like to be educated on a quicker fix to our aspirations that is none violent, that also makes sense to the unwary. 

By Chekwas Okorie, Ojeozi Ndigbo

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