The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Improvement, CNEPD, has famous with concern the exclusion of the South East from the appointment of latest Service Chiefs.
The elders noticed that the exclusion of the area was opposite to the unity and oneness of the nation’s founding fathers.
The group, nonetheless, expressed delight with the sacking of service Chiefs and appointment of latest ones by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group in a press release by its Nationwide Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, enjoined the President to shortly steadiness the equation by reviewing the appointments to replicate the nation’s federal character precept.
In line with the assertion, it’s when the President critiques the appointment of the service Chiefs that it could replicate equity and fairness within the nation.
The assertion acknowledged, “We utterly throw our weight behind Ohanaeze Ndigbo on their place over the appointments of the brand new service chiefs.
“We vehemently enchantment to Mr President for a assessment of the appointments to accommodate our Igbo brothers from the South East area consistent with the federal character precept of the nation.
“We’re completely certain that taking this motion will make the designers of our nation blissful the place they’re watching.”
Following the worsening insecurity in elements of the nation which the group had advised for the sack of the service Chiefs and overdue tenure with perceived low morale, the group thanked President Buhari for finally taking motion by relieving the service Chiefs of their appointments.
The elders defined that they obtained with nice pleasure the information concerning the sacking of the previous service chiefs of the nation by Mr President, including that it’s fairly commendable that the President lastly listened to the clarion name by Nigerians to that impact.
The assertion famous that the composition of the service chiefs greeted them with combined emotions and honest considerations, stressing their perception that the record is poor.
“We strongly consider that the record is just not honest as it’s missing in equity, justice, and fairness to the south easterners.”
The elders stated that they had hoped that by now, the president would have discovered some classes that the Igbos are additionally Nigerians and should be pretty and godly handled.
The elders requested, “How can there be an appointment of two units of service chiefs with none Igbo individual amongst them? Is that this honest? What precisely has the Igbo individuals performed to deserve this type of unfair therapy?”
The group noticed that their cautious checks revealed that Igbos have senior and really certified navy officers within the Navy, Military, and Airforce who’re serving faithfully of their numerous capacities! asking what their sin is?
They acknowledged clearly that the appointment of service chiefs is the prerogative of the president as he can select to nominate anybody from any zone, asking what made the opposite geo-political zone extra necessary than the South East?
The Northern elders known as on Ndigbo to stay calm and proceed their unalloyed assist to the Buhari’s administration, saying the event mustn’t shirk their beliefs within the Nigeria venture as in accordance with them, the scenario could be remedied.