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Coalition Of Northern Groups Files Suit At Federal High Court, Demands Referendum For Biafra Exit From Nigeria

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The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG has officially demanded from Nigeria’s National Assembly, a legal and constitutional framework that will settle the Biafra question lingering for far too long in Nigeria, EWN reports.

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The coalition has also filed a case asking the court to compel the Nigeria’s senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives to hasten the exit of the Eastern region, otherwise called Biafra, out of Nigeria.

The legal request was contained in a suit marked at the high court as; FHC/ABJ/CS/538/202, as instituted by the group of elders and politicians from the North led by Nastura Shariff, Balarabe Rufa’I, Abdul-Aziz Sulaiman and Aminu Adam.

The coalition prayed for, among others, a declaration that combined effect of the provisions of Section 4 of the Nigerian constitution and Articles 1, 2, and 20(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act 2004, the National Assembly, sued as the fourth defendant “is empowered to set in motion a framework for a referendum to allow the South-eastern region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to decide on their bid for self-determination.”

The elder-statesmen and leaders of the coalition also urged the court to order the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants ( the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the National Assembly) “to provide a framework that will pave way for the self-determination of the South-eastern states so as to leave the geographical entity called Nigeria before any further step is taken to further amend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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