World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Nigeria: Ethnic Nationality Conference Underway

Diigbo asks President Jonathan to avoid political expediency and wrong judgment

MOSOP President /Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo said: “We, the people of Ogoni, are reviewing Federal Government Modalities on Sovereign National Conference, nicknamed National Conference. We will elect delegates from bottom-up, on village and village basis, and elect the finalists from among the village delegates so that no one is imposed on the people, if only we are satisfied with modalities released.”

In a statement after a meeting held in Teyork, on February 2, 2014, Diigbo said: “So far, it has become obvious that government modalities for the assembly would require a thorough review by President Goodluck Jonathan to make it result-oriented.”

“What catches my eyes is the structure of the conference, which enables the socalled majority tribes to make reforms impossible. It discouragestolerance, freedom of expression and conscience that are essential for Nigerians to live together in peace with one another as good neighbors,” Diigbo noted.

“The FG modalities present a looming picture of uncertainty and chaos; confab violence, or at best, a peaceful walk-out by ethnic nationalities. The prospect of indecision and commotion might produce automatic break-up of Nigeria, and forestall the most anticipated general elections of February 2015 – the probable motivation for political expediency,” Diigbo contended.

“It doesn’t require a master analyst to see all these dangers embedded in the concocted modalities. This may be the handwork of dark and powerful political forces indirectly plotting a roadmap for Jonathan’s downfall,” Diigbo alerted.

“By those modalities, they succeeded in pitching ethnic nationalities against Jonathan. They’ve created a scenario of a political struggle between minority tribes and corrupt politicians. Kitchen advisers of Jonathan may have underestimated the dangerous current. It is not late to put a genuine national dialogue back on track,” Diigbo demanded.

Diigbo said: “I particularly appeal to President Jonathan not to allow political expediency and wrong judgment to undermine his potent legacy. I will call for a separate National Dialogue of Ethnic Nationalities, if the Sovereign National Conference fails to hold,” Diigbo hinted.

“Nigeria, a British colonial legacy, which assumed responsibilities for the ethnic nationalities as internally colonized peoples, must recognize the principle that, if Nigeria is to continue as a nation state, the interests of the ethnic minorities or ‘minority nationalities’ come first, and is a sacred duty.,” Diigbo concluded

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN Health Agency Responds To Ebola Spike

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau More>>

UN Casts Israel As World's Worst Violator Of Health Rights

Israel's army team of medics recently treated 1,600 victims of the Nepal earthquake. More>>

W Thousands Flee Syria’s Besieged Historic City Of Palmyra

As thousands flee Syria’s besieged historic city of Palmyra, UN refugee agency readies response plan More>>

UN Agency To Halt Housing Allowance For Palestine Refugees

Lack of funds forces UNRWA to suspend cash assistance for housing for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Photo: UNRWA/Shafiq Fahed More>>


Bangkok: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphophia

BMA, UN, embassy representatives, civil society and artists stand united with LGBTI Thais on International Day against Transphobia, Homophobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre More>>

Displaced Iraqis Face Difficulties As Fighting Continues

UNHCR is concerned about the processing arrangements in place at the Bzabz bridge – a series of pontoons across the Euphrates River which marks the boundary between Anbar province and the capital, Baghdad. Photo: UNHCR/G. Ohara More>>

UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing Of Bangladeshi Blogger

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide today voiced ... More>>

Philadelphia: Train Crash

Five people have been confirmed dead and more than 136 people injured after an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia today at 9.20pm local time.More>>

UN News: Alarming Surge In Bay Of Bengal Crossings

The number of irregular migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal has almost doubled over the past year amid a dangerous uptick in human smuggling and trafficking across the region, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news