By Tare Youdeowei
Chairman, People for Peace and Justice Initiative, PFPAJI, Mr Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, has called on the National Assembly, to tackle burning national issues threatening the unity of the country rather than flex muscles with the Presidency over the confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.
In statement Warri, Delta State, Mr Okotie-Eboh, a farmer, implored members of the National Assembly to add their voices to the clamour for restructuring, secession threat and quit notice by the Arewa youths to the Igbo.
“Members of the National Assembly should face important issues almost tearing the country apart, rather than waste time on EFCC and Magu. The kind of leadership we see in the National Assembly is responsible for the clamour over restructuring and secession threat and all that.
‘’So, our senators should add their voices to issues that will bring peace to the country, not Magu. The way things are going, we are the people that need to restructure ourselves first before we can now think of restructuring the country because we are our own enemies.
“This showdown between the Senate and the Presidency over the acting Chairman of the EFCC, is not want we want right now. When people are talking about Cancer, the Senators are talking about pimples. Nothing is being said about burning national issues that is about to consume all of us. We must show the whole world that we are serious people,” he said.
Mr Okotie-Eboh enjoined the Senate to move fast to end what he described as negative agitations in the East , West, North and South, saing, “Let there be peace in the country.”
He said that Prof Itse Sagey, SAN, was right when he recently said that since the passage of the likes of Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe, Ahmadu Bello, Nigerians have not been lucky enough to have highly principled, consistent, committed men of great integrity and honour until President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came on board.