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Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by November1857(m): 9:13pm On May 17
Why northerners are scared of southern governors’ Asaba accord – Ozekhome

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, says northerners have been kicking against Southern governors’ Asaba accord because the north is afraid that the south is now awake and “may finally attain their independence”.

The senior advocate made this known in a statement on Monday made available to The PUNCH. The statement was titled, ‘Why Some Northern Elite Are Suddenly Worried By The Southern Governors ‘Asaba Declaration?’.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that about 17 southern governors met on Tuesday in Asaba and resolved to ban open grazing and movement of cattle by foot in the region as some kidnappings and killings in the Southern region have been traced to criminal elements amongst herders.

The governors called for the restructuring of the country along fiscal federalism, devolution of powers and state policing. They also called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation and convoke a national dialogue to address widespread agitations amongst various groups in the region.

But the governors’ resolution also known as the Asaba Accord has raised dust, especially in Northern Nigeria, with many critics including Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; and Senators Ali Ndume from Borno South Senatorial District, amongst others.

Reacting in a statement on Monday, Ozekhome stated, “The sudden unexpected kick by some Northern elite against the patriotic resolutions passed last week at a meeting held in Asaba by the 17 Southern Governors of Nigeria is quite worrisome, but definitely uncalled for. The kick is illegal, unconstitutional and even immoral.

“The sudden hoopla and ruckus seem to suggest that these few vocal elements are suddenly scared. What are they afraid of? I do not know. Or do you? But, let me do some guess work here. They may probably be afraid that the South has finally woken up and shaken off its Stockholm Syndrome.

I guess they are scared that the assumed long suffering ‘slaves’ of Nigeria may finally achieve their overdue liberation, liberty and freedom, and attain their independence from the asphyxiating grip of perpetual overlords, ‘slave’ masters, neo-Colonialists and territorial expansionists.

“They may fear that under a true fiscal federation, anchored on the true principles of Federalism, everyone will now be required to contribute to the baking of the national cake and not just merely sharing it.”

Ozekhome also slammed the President for jetting to Paris for the African Finance Summit amid the rising insecurity in Nigeria.

https://punchng.com/why-northerners-are-scared-of-southern-governors-asaba-accord-ozekhome/

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by helinues: 9:16pm On May 17
Who cares.

Open grazing has been banned in Southern Nigeria... Simple as ABC

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Lamasta(m): 9:16pm On May 17
I guess they are scared that the assumed long suffering ‘slaves’ of Nigeria may finally achieve their overdue liberation, liberty and freedom, and attain their independence from the asphyxiating grip of perpetual overlords, ‘slave’ masters, neo-Colonialists and territorial expansionists

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by sweetshisha: 9:17pm On May 17
Na this noise makers go derail everything

Why not let lawmakers debate on the resolution and gazette anti open grazing laws accross 17 states before this PDP people start using our collective mandate for cruise catching

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Conner44: 9:20pm On May 17
the zoo must capsize sooner or later but most southerners prefef the former

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Manab: 9:30pm On May 17
Southerners u people are very funny

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by ojun50(m): 9:43pm On May 17
sweetshisha:
Na this noise makers go derail everything

Why not let lawmakers debate on the resolution and gazette anti open grazing laws accross 17 states before this PDP people start using our collective mandate for cruise catching
Debate wetin
Them get better tins to discuss...
No more open grazing U HEAR �����

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by sweetshisha: 9:45pm On May 17
ojun50:

Debate wetin
Them get better tins to discuss...
No more open grazing U HEAR �����
Atleast document it it in written laws in black and white, not just microphone announcement

Something solid lawcourt can use to punish herdsmen in court

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by UnknownGunMan: 9:52pm On May 17
Nice one lawyer, It's only a learner in Nigerian politics that would think otherwise. I pity those who can't discern the fact that for example; Gumi always pushing for ransom to be paid is because he has a huge share in it.

Gumi saying if his child is kidnapped, he will shut down aso rock. Has any of his children ever been kidnapped? Of course not.. because their daddy is the chief negotiator for Boko haram, bandits and fulani herdsmen cheesy... He heads the official aspect of Terrorism grin.

They are all in on this.

Sell crude oil from the south and use the money to pay themselves all in the name of ransom payments for bandits. They make merry and laugh at we all while we bury innocent students. Human lives are just pawns on their chess board. Thank God South Don wake up! Everybody wake up before them torch you on top bed.

Me, I Don wake since

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Igbochief001(m): 9:56pm On May 17
Manab:
Southerners u people are very funny
You can ban alcohol in the north but we can't ban herdsmen in south right ?

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by ZorGBUooeh: 9:56pm On May 17
They need there head examined

So they think they can lord over south for life

The mongul,Persian,Roman and other empires have one thing in common and that thing is expiry date.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by sapientia(m): 10:05pm On May 17
Nigerians want to separate

It's these old men that don't want

An average hausa youth is tired

Yoruba youths are tired

Igbo youths are tired

Ijaw youths are tired

Etc

It's just the gang of 60s holding Nigeria to ransome.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by FreeIgbos: 10:06pm On May 17
Very true. They've become suddenly afraid and as the two separatists groups in the East and West are about to align, they will now suffer severe heart attack grin grin grin

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by zombieHUNTER: 10:18pm On May 17
sweetshisha:

Atleast document it it in written laws in black and white, not just microphone announcement

Something solid lawcourt can use to punish herdsmen in court

No More open grazing in southern Nigeria...

QED...

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by sweetshisha: 10:20pm On May 17
zombieHUNTER:


No More open grazing in southern Nigeria...

QED...


Says who?! Cows are still chopping grass in front of Obi of Onistcha's palace

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Idiotseverywher: 10:40pm On May 17
sweetshisha:

Atleast document it it in written laws in black and white, not just microphone announcement

Something solid lawcourt can use to punish herdsmen in court
. Abi. Like hisbah destroying cartons of beer in the north unabated?

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by sweetshisha: 10:42pm On May 17
Idiotseverywher:
. Abi. Like hisbah destroying cartons of beer in the north unabated?
. Atleast aboki passed it to law under Obasanjo and it's not just mere talk it's Sharia law

Even CJN is a Sharia law enthusias

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Idiotseverywher: 10:48pm On May 17
sweetshisha:

. Atleast aboki passed it to law under Obasanjo and it's not just mere talk it's Sharia law

Even CJN is a Sharia law enthusias
. Which law did they pass,, sharia law? Go and read what happened then

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by UnknownGunMan: 10:50pm On May 17
helinues:
Who cares.

Open grazing has been banned in Southern Nigeria... Simple as ABC

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Masterkernel1: 11:01pm On May 17
sweetshisha:
Na this noise makers go derail everything

Why not let lawmakers debate on the resolution and gazette anti open grazing laws accross 17 states before this PDP people start using our collective mandate for cruise catching


When some Northern States wanted to enshrine Sharia, they didn't go through National Assembly. When Hisbah was form it didn't go through same protocol, they've taken a stand.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Masterkernel1: 11:11pm On May 17
sweetshisha:


Says who?! Cows are still chopping grass in front of Obi of Onistcha's palace


It's a well know fact, that the world has left your stone-age brothers, who runs in the wilds like beast. Surprisingly, they can't compete with humans, but cows.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Arexit: 11:14pm On May 17
northerners scared of nigeria breaking up, really?

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Racoon(m): 11:46pm On May 17
"..The governors called for the restructuring of the country along fiscal federalism, devolution of powers and state policing.

They also called on the President to address the nation and convoke a national dialogue to address widespread agitations amongst various groups in the region.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Racoon(m): 11:46pm On May 17
I guess they are scared that the assumed long suffering ‘slaves’ of Nigeria may finally achieve their overdue liberation, liberty, freedom, and attain their independence from the asphyxiating grip of perpetual overlords, ‘slave’ masters, neo-Colonialists and territorial expansionists.

“They fear that under a true fiscal federation, anchored on the true principles of Federalism, everyone will now be required to contribute to the baking of the national cake and not just merely sharing it.”
Histroy unfolding!

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Joel3(m): 11:54pm On May 17
Nigeria currently is illigal. It cease existing at 100 years. What was to be done was supposed to call for a national meeting to discuss if we should continue in another 30 to 50 years.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by Egalitarian1: 12:06am On May 18
A SAN with brain! You guessed right sir, that's their fear but it's already too late because we Southerners have woken up from slumber.

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Re: Ozekhome: Why Northerners Are Scared Of Southern Governors’ Asaba Accord by jlinkd78(m): 12:23am On May 18
SAN wey Sabi write

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