Ohanaeze Ndigbo Joins Calls To Have Service Chiefs Axed Immediately
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, has expressed its support for calls by members of the National Assembly to remove the nation’s service chiefs.
President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo while speaking to press members in Enugu said that Ndigbo were opposed to Femi Adesina's (the Special Adviser on Media response ) which said that hiring and firing of the military's top-brass was strictly the President's prerogative.
“His position is unacceptable and an insult to Nigerians, who are at the receiving end of the attacks and killings.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo further stated that their continued stay in office in the face of growing insecurity, banditry and terrorism had become a national and international embarrassment to the nation and that Nigerians had lost confidence in the chiefs.
The group further wondered what was so special about the chiefs that made them indispensable, adding that it was unconstitutional to keep people in service after they were due for retirement.
Nwodo further argued that it was not surprising that there was overt dissension in the military with soldiers resigning in their large numbers due to dissatisfaction coupled with alleged corruption.
Her insisted that there was a need for an immediate change.