Armed Forces Bill, a threat to Democracy, Invitation to Coup d’etat – OYC

Press Release

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), have reacted to a bills sponsored by Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, saying it is an indirect call for Coup against future Nigerian Presidents if allowed to go into law by any reason, omission or commission.

According to the statement, OYC questioned why will such sensitive bill empower a commission to recommend to the President whoever they feel is qualified for appointment as Service Chiefs and Heads of other arm bearing Security agencies in Nigeria without Mr President’s input, apart from if it’s not for sinister motives and Nefarious activities of the Sponsors?

The full statement read below; inter-alias:

Armed Forces Bill is a threat to Democracy, An Invitation to Coup d’etat against Civilian Presidents

Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro

… Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns National Assembly….Alert Nigerians and Buhari

(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had Caution The National Assembly on the implications of the Proposed Armed Forces Bill by the Senate if passed into law,on the Surface ,the Armed Forces Bill sponsored by Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe seeks to address presumed lopsided appointment of heads of Security agencies in the Country,but definitely in the long run is capable of truncating Our Democracy as the contents of the proposed legislation seeks to wrest the sacred Powers and authority conferred on the President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces by 1999 Constitution Section 217 and 218 for the Composition, Appointment and termination of service Chiefs of Armed Forces of Nigeria by vesting it in a Commission which can be Manipulative in on a rogue collaboration with enemies of Democracy to Overthrow a Civilian President.

(2) OYC queries why will Such sensitive bill empower a Commission to recommend to the President whoever they feel is qualified for appointment as Service Chiefs and Heads of other arm bearing Security agencies in Nigeria without Mr President’s input, apart if it’s not for sinister motives and Nefarious activities of the Sponsors, OYC Condemned Vehemently Such Armed Forces Bill, as its Abuse of legislative powers,traduces military Tradition and inconsequential, Political Musketeers will arm twist Unlawfully a Sitting Civilian President if Senate Passed it into law,as Such powers to make appointment of Service Chiefs will be bestowed on non elective Persons, Who might Use it for anti Democratic motives to hold the Presidency at Ransom against the collective interests of Nigerians.

(3) OYC call on the National Assembly that igbos are not in support of any action that might jeopardize the Presidential System of Government which Igbos stand to benefit in 2023. We Disassociate ourselves on the proposed Armed Forces Bill and Urge the National Assembly that Such reckless bill don’t have the Igbo support as the sponsor is on his own individually,as it’s dead on arrival.

Mazi okechukwu isiguzoro

President General

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide

Mazi Okwu Nnabuike

Secretary General.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide

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