By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – The member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency of Anambra State, Rep Emeka Anohu has told President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with those agitating for independent Biafran Republic, so as to arrest any political unrest that could emanate from the agitations.
Rep Anohu who described the Biafra agitation as a “topic that is totally fragile in Nigeria,” noted that under the laws of the land, there was provision for peaceful demonstration and agitation for self determination guaranteed by the United Nations in which Nigeria subscribed to.
According to him, “I am of the opinion that a situation like this, there should be dialogue. A peaceful demonstration or agitation is allowed in the confines of rule of law.”
On the fight against corruption by the President Buhari’s government, he said that the right thing to do was for those so far mentioned for any corrupt offences to resign from any positions they were holding even as he expressed dismay that despite the alleged recovery of funds, there had not been any conviction by the court.
Besides, Rep Anohu who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wondered where the recovered loots including the repatriated ones were domiciled as there had not been any account by the government on the total recovered loots and repatriated funds.
He said, “The best way to fight corruption is for government to block all leakages. Since independence, some names have been mentioned for corruption, have they been tried? “All the money repatriated, where are the monies, how much so far repatriated and recovered? Nigerians need to know, we don’t know where they are keeping the money.”
The lawmaker who is also the president of Emeka Anohu Foundation that is used to help the poor, the sick and the needy frowned at the recent negotiations some government officials had embarked upon with the South African telecommunication giant, the MTN, adding that in other climes, the best thing MTN should have done was to comply with the telecommunication regulatory agency in the country and pay the fines.
“We should not settle for less, we will resist any ploy by the MTN not to pay complete the fines imposed on it by the National Communications Commission, NCC.”
He noted that during the time of arms deal scandal in the past administration, the South African government did not enter into negotiations with Nigeria then, stressing that the negotiations now on the MTN was criminal. Vanguard
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