BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
The governor of Imo state, his Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma has reiterated the fact that the NIGERIAN youths particular those from the south East zone cannot be graded as second class citizens having recognised the importance the youth organizations have invested across the states of the federation.
9News Nigeria in Owerri reports that Senator Uzodinma made this statement at a public hearing in Owerri.
The governor has maintained that the move to amend the 1999 constitution will put to rest the fears and agitations and accommodate the legitimate desires without compromising the rights as citizens’.
In his words, “The South East zone still stands for the unity of Nigeria and by no means support secession instead an equitable Nigeria where our people especially the youths will not be treated as “second class” citizens in a democratic dispensation dialogue and debate are essential in resolving conflicts rather than violence or insurrection.
“Our people want a Constitution that devolves more power to the federating units, that gives vent to restructuring, that allows for greater autonomy without losing the essence of the federation.
Governor Uzodinma however maintained that in whatever name that it is called, NIGERIA and south east to be precise need a constitution that will make the people stay together as one as an indivisible country.
He futher pointed out that Igbos are united in Governance and are ready to supporting the Government all things being equal.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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