By Emmanuel Aziken
A group describing itself as the Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the development and socio-political issues in the Southeast to stem the migration of the people of the Southeast to South Africa.
The group in a statement congratulating the president on his victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal mocked lawyers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP questioning why they put their energies into a server unknown to the law and on questioning Buhari’s qualification to run for the presidency.
In the statement issued by Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajuruka, chairman and Barister Godwin Onwusi, secretary, they said:
“ZBM is at a loss why eminent senior lawyers of the PDP relied heavily and inadvertently on a server unknown to the Electoral Act 2010, and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; hence neglecting the ancient position of jurisprudence and trite law that you cannot build something out of nothing.
“Or the embarrassing national joke of the year that a man who attended Katsina Provincial College, Mons Officer Military Cadet Academy in Aldershot, England, United Military College in Pennsylvania, and who was a former Head of State; did not meet the fine conditions of qualification intended by the spirit and letters of our constitution and extant laws.
“For the avoidance of doubt may ZBM refresh our memories that President Buhari’s 12 million Vote-Bank has been a recurrent decimal since 2003,2007,2011,2015 and to 2019 presidential elections, an evidence of his cult-follwership.
“ZBM once more congratulate Mr President and use this auspicious victory to remind him to urgently address the dilapidated federal roads in the South East, 2nd Niger Bridge, Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Railways line, the none existence of gas pipelines in the region, especially Nnewi industrial zone, and revamp Enugu Coal.
“Your Excellency, your remaining four years is important to us, because of the trust the international investors and lenders have on you, due to your uncommon integrity quotient; we therefore plead that South East is adequately considered to avoid the exodus of our youths to South Africa and other places.
“In this connection, we call on the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo to congratulate Mr President for his well deserved victory; as we wait for the turn of the South East geopolitical zone in 2023, going by the zoning convention.”