I Stand With Nnamdi Kanu On Referendum, Nigeria Is An Artificial Creation – Agbakoba

On July 5, 2017 2 Comments

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has rejected the call for restructuring Nigeria and agreed with the call for referendum made by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

He also said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration made a mistake by charging leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, with treason.

Agbakoba stated this while addressing journalists in Lagos on Tuesday on “The future of Nigeria.”

The legal luminary pointed out that Article 1 (2) of the United Nations Charter and Article 20 (1) of the African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights which Nigeria is a signatory to, supports self-determination.

“I see every politician now says restructure but I disagree. I also think the acting President was wrong to say that Nigeria is insoluble.

“There is nothing sacrosanct about Nigeria. It can blow up anytime. It’s an artificial creation, which was made in 1914 and when it was amalgamated we were not there. It was amalgamated in the interest of the colonialists,” Agbakoba said.

Agbakoba added that Kanu shouldn’t have been charged with treason.

“For me, the best that he can be charged with is unlawful assembly and an act capable of breaching public peace.

“Those are the things he can be charged with, but not treason; because Nigeria is a signatory to the United Nations’ Charter, which recognises the right for self-determination,” he said.

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Comments (2)


  1. Wunmi says:

    It is not the Ag.President that is wrong except the respected lawyer is saying the constitution of Nigeria should be ignored. (Sec.2 (1) ) that says Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state.Is United Nations Charter superior to our constitution where especially where human right violation is not involved?

  2. omini matthew says:

    You and i know that this country is lawless nation,where laws and policies are made to favor some ethnicity while others suffer.I ask you if (sec.2(1) says that nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign entity,where were you,when Olusani Obasanjo fmr president of nigeria cede part of the country to cameroon,I ask you this question,please throw more on that.

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