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, nevertheless, expressed delight with the sacking of service Chiefs and appointment of latest ones by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group in an announcement by its Nationwide Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, enjoined the President to rapidly steadiness the equation by reviewing the appointments to replicate the nation’s federal character precept.
In accordance with the assertion, it’s when the President critiques the appointment of the service Chiefs that it will replicate equity and fairness within the nation.
The assertion said, “We fully 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 evaluation of the appointments to accommodate our Igbo brothers from the South East area according to the federal character precept of the nation.
“We’re completely positive 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 blended emotions and honest considerations, stressing their perception that the checklist is poor.
“We strongly consider that the checklist will not be truthful 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 realized some classes that the Igbos are additionally Nigerians and need to 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 truthful? What precisely has the Igbo folks accomplished to deserve this sort of unfair remedy?”
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 varied capacities! asking what their sin is?
They said 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 essential than the South East?
The Northern elders referred to as on Ndigbo to stay calm and proceed their unalloyed help to the Buhari’s administration, saying the event shouldn’t shirk their beliefs within the Nigeria undertaking as based on them, the state of affairs can be remedied.