.. Appeals to Political Parties to save Nigerians from Slavery by refusing to submit candidates for the 2023 General Elections
The Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) on Tuesday Declared that all lawful means would be used to ensure that the 2023 general election does not hold unless the Nigerian Government agree to hold a referendum for the aggrieved Indigenous Nationalities to decide whether they want a Federation known as Nigeria.
While calling for a complete abolition of the current 1999 Constitution which was described as an agent of slavery and fraud, promoting injustice, under-development and impunity in the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria, NINAS opined that after the proposed referendum, the people can now decide on the constitution they want for themselves in their separate Nations or within the Nigerian Federation.
NINAS is the umbrella body of self-determination Groups in the South West, South-South, South East and Middle Belt with Ilana Omo Oodua under the leadership of a Renowned Historian, Professor Banji Akintoye representing the South West and Yoruba Land, Lower Niger Congress under the leadership of Barr. Tony Nnadi representing the South-South and South East and Middle-Belt Rennaissance Movement under the leadership of Prof. Yusufu Turaki representing the Middle Belt.
The group at a press briefing and Parley with the Media held in Lagos on Tuesday 17th August 2021, NINAS appealed to Political Parties to save Nigerians from Slavery by refusing to submit candidates for the 2023 General Elections in order to halt the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria being used to renew the woes currently battling Nigeria in all fronts.
At the meeting which was tagged: “Taking Back Our Sovereignty: A Declaration OF Victory Over The Fraud Of 1999”, NINAS called on the people of South and Middle Belt of Nigeria living in the United States of America, Canada and Europe to troop out in Solidarity within their oppressed people in the Homeland to participate in the One Million March being organised to hold in front of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) commencing from September 14th to 24th, 2021 in New York, United States.
Present at the press briefing held physically and virtually were leaders of the group which includes; Professors Banji Akintoye, Yusufu Turaki, Wale Adeniran, Dr. Rotimi Olokodana, Barr. Tony Nnadi, Otunba Folashade Olukoya, Don Pedro Obaseki, Mr. Ogbo Awoke, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, ANIPR, Ms Jean Onaguluchi, and over 500 others.
Chairman of NINAS, Professor Banji Akintoye in a speech which was delivered on his behalf by Don Pedro Obaseki stated that the 120-Day Period of Consultations with the Peoples of Nigeria and the International Community, the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria from all parts of the South and Middle-Belt, in the embrace of the NINAS Grand Propositions, marched out to the Streets in their Homelands and in Capital Cities of the World including Washington DC, New York and London, to loudly Assert their Right to Self-Determination and their Rejection of the UNITARY Union of Death Nigeria has become for their People under the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution.
In particular, the Yoruba took their Self-Determination Campaign to the UN, leading the rest of the NINAS Alliance, to the point that the CNN reported this growing push for exit from the Failed Lugardian Experiment of 1914 by the Yoruba, joining the long-standing exit campaign from the Eastern flank, framed by its Proponents as “Biafra Agitation”.