Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the position of Nigerian Senate Speaker Ahmed Lawan on the resolutions of the governors of the South as “affirmative proof that the senator is a buffer of the presidency and a biased arbiter”.
The Igbo socio-cultural organization said Lawan deserved to be ousted without further delay.
It comes after Lawan opposed recent resolutions by governors in southern Nigeria.
Reacting, Ohanaeze said on Monday that the Senate Speaker had made it clear that he lacked the moral character to continue to preside over the National Assembly.
Ohanaeze in a statement from its General Chairman Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said: “The Speaker of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan’s inflammatory comments on restructuring awarded him the award for the most unpopular and unpopular Senate Speaker in the history of the Senate, which stood against collective freedoms and Nigerians’ aspirations to redress the faulty system and structural imbalance of the country.
“Lawan and his fellow travelers were caught off guard by the call for a change in the status quo that the North had taken advantage of and hurt the people of the South.
“The call for restructuring and the ban on open-air grazing were bitter pills for the North to swallow, and opposition to the resolutions of the southern governors reinforced our belief and suspicion that the North, as the manner in which he destroyed the 2014 constitutional conference reports, will not leave any stone unturned to thwart the decision to restructure Nigeria, for grim economic reasons, unhealthy dominance and parochial policies against the south.
He added that “Senator Ahmed Lawan has squandered the goodwill of Nigerians and should relinquish his post as Speaker of the Senate by resigning honorably, after making nepostal comments that could create disaffection among Nigerians.
“Since he has shown no remorse for his words, the Senate should morally save itself by getting rid of inept and inept leadership. He is expected to replace Senator Lawan with a dynamic figure to reorganize the independence of the Senate and prevent it from being an appendix of the presidency.
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