- The 1999 constitution has been described as being characterised by discrimination against the Igbo people
- The allegation was made by the national president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo
- Nwodo alleged that the military designed the 1999 constitution to undo the southeast region of the country
The military has been accused by the president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, of structuring the 1999 constitution to undo the Igbo people.
Nwodo alleged that the constitution is characterised by discrimination against the Igbos, adding that the southeast region has the least number of local government areas, states and National Assembly seats, The Sun reports
He said: “The military designed a constitution at the end of the war to contain the Igbo. We have the smallest number of local governments of all the six geopolitical zones.
"We have smallest number of representatives in the National Assembly; the smallest number of local government councils, two states in the north west of Nigeria have as much local governments as we have in the southeast."
Moreover, Nwodo said that the vision of the Ohanaeze was not to come up an Igbo president, but to actualised a well-structured Nigerian society that will benefits all citizens.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Apostle Solomon Okorie, the international president of Christian Association of Igbo Ministers, (CAIM) on Thursday, August 1, said that Nigeria will not progress until it returns to God and beg him for mercy over what they did to the Igbo people during the 1967 - 1970 civil war.
Okorie made this statement as he spoke with journalists on the forthcoming Igbo world Christian summit to take place in August at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
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