Biafra Referendum: Court adjourns Northern Group’s Suit

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A Federal High Court sitting Abuja on Monday adjourned the filed by Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) seeking referendum to determine fate of Biafra and other self determination agitations.

CNG had, in June, sued National Assembly, and Attorney General asking court to compel the defendants to halt the ongoing constitutional review and in its place, conduct a referendum to determine determines Nigeria and who populates it.

Speaking after adjournment, the of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, told reporters that court could not sit and the was subsequently adjourned to 20th January, 2022.

The suit, filed by the plaintiffs and leaders of the group, Nastura Ashir Shariff, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, Balarabe Rufa’i and Aminu Adam, joined the Attorney-General of the Federation, Malami; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the National Assembly as defendants.

The CNG said instead of constitutional review, the defendants should immediately provide a framework actualisation of agitators’ demand on self-determination.

“One of the issues for determination in the substantive has to do the legal obligation of the 2nd – 4th defendants/Respondents to provide a framework that will pave the way self-determination of the South-eastern and any other enclave that wants to go so as to leave the geographical entity called Nigeria before any further step is taken to review the Constitution,” Suleiman said.