Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has lamented that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been rendered obsolete in the Buhari administration likening him to “a bishop without a cathedral”.
Chief Nnia Nwodo said this while responding to a question during a Zoom conference series: Covid-19: Turning a crisis into opportunities on Friday, May 23, 2020.
While speaking on the topic of the day, “The Coronavirus pandemic, is it time to re-evaluate the political structure“, Nwodo went down memory lane to narrate the challenges and threats he personally faced while fighting for the interest of the masses.
He narrated how the federal government blocked him and his contemporaries from attendings a rally organised by the South West, South East, South-South, and the Middle Belt.
He also recounted how his house was bombed after he delivered a speech at the National Assembly hammering on the need to restructure the country.
Lamenting on the docile position the Vice President Osinbajo has been relegated to he said: “Our Vice President is like a bishop without a cathedral.”
“Even the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry that he heads has been taken away from him and handed over to a woman”, Nwodo said.
Other points Chief Nwodo raised during the teleconference include:
With COVID-19 Nigeria is no longer financially sustainable.
The Presidential System of 36 States plus Federal Government can no longer be funded.
The Government Structure of Nigeria would be brought down with Recession It is only the NW that is against Restructuring.
Leaders from the four Zones, South West, South East, South-South, and the Middle Belt should come together and issue a statement demanding a Restructuring Programme with a notice to the African Union and the United Nations to moderate
Other speakers at the conference include Elder Statesman and Afenifere Leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, renowned human and environmental activist, Ms. Annkio Briggs, Yinka Odumakin, et al.
The conference is sponsored By The Governance Index Platform, a coalition of concerned Nigerians both in Nigeria and in the diaspora.