LET'S HAVE PEOPLE'S CONSTITUTION IN MEMORY OF ENAHORO, SAY IDIKA KALU, NADECO
Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu as well as other associates who remembered the late nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro, yesterday in Lagos, called for a true peoples' constitution in memory of the late democrat, who passed on, on December 15, 2010.
The associates, who described him as 'the embodiment of the continuing people's struggle for a new nation and an equitable federal and modern Nigeria,' said the struggle he lived and died for must be sustained by fighting for restructuring that would provide a just representation to all its diverse ethnic nationalities.
The associates, who were mainly members of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), and Pro-National Conference (PRONACO), who organised various lectures for Enahoro yesterday included Admiral Godwin Ndubuisi Kanu, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, General Alani Akinrinade, Alfred Ilenre, Ayo Opadokun, Fred Agbeyegbe, Esq., Dr. Amos Akingba, Dr. Peter Obadan, Comrade Linus Okoroji, Reverend Adebiyi, Pedro Okojie; Adewale Okuniyi amongst others.
In his lecture at the King's College yesterday, Idika Kalu said the remembrance was to continue the struggle so as to achieve a just, fair and justifiable constitution that would be in an unequivocal position to say 'we the people of the federal republic,”
Speaking in the same vein, the NADECO members, who held their memorial meeting in the house of the former Lagos State Military administrator, Admiral Godwin Ndubuisi Kanu had cause to draw the attention of Nigeria to the worsening degradation of the basis of its existence occasioned by the distortion of the earlier-agreed Federal System of unionising and of governance, against which unitarism had been and is being deliberately and unilaterally substituted and imposed under the so-called 1999 Constitution.
NADECO therefore called for the Convocation of a Sovereign National Conference to be quickly effected before the citizens embarked upon irreversible self-determination actions.
NADECO observed that ' citizenry's dis-satisfaction has given rise to MASSOB, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra; OPC, Odua Peoples' Congress; ACROS, Action Committee for the Restoration of Odua Sovereignty; IPC, Itsekiri Peoples Congress; MEND, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta; MBC, Middle Belt Coalition (towards a Middle Belt Federation) MRSSENN, Movement for the Retrieval of the Stolen Sovereignties of the Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria; BH, Boko Haram; SOKAPU, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, INC, The Ijaw National Congress and a myriad of other Ethnic and Cultural organisations.'