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Obasanjo, ICJ ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because it's Biafran territory

Posted by By NWABUEZE OKONKWO, Onitsha on 2008/08/16 | Views: 1340 |

Obasanjo, ICJ ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because it's Biafran territory


A human rights group under the aegis of Human Rights Guide, has openly accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of conspiring with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague to cede the Bakassi Peninsular to the Republic of Cameroon just because it is in Biafran territory.

A human rights group under the aegis of Human Rights Guide, has openly accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of conspiring with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague to cede the Bakassi Peninsular to the Republic of Cameroon just because it is in Biafran territory.

The group said such a transaction was not only illegal but colossally criminal for the Nigerian authorities to have sold the Peninsular which situated in the heart of the then Eastern part of Nigeria.

Addressing a press conference at Onitsha, Anambra State, Thursday, the national co-ordinator of the group, Comrade Raphael Agu (a.k.a. Commodore), described the whole episode as conspiracy against Easterners, as well as a complete Obasanjo affair, stressing that there was no doubt that Obasanjo is by now warming up for his compensation from the Cameroonian authorities as soon as the proposed August 14 handover ceremony was successfully conducted.

According to the group, the fact that Obasanjo did not consult the Senate and the House of Representatives before proceeding to the ICJ to 'contest' the Peninsular case leaves no doubt on anybody's mind about his role in the matter, insisting that Obasanjo and his cohorts were not in the ICJ to seek the good of Nigeria but their own selfish interests.

The group asked rhetorically: "why did the Nigerian authorities not sell Mubi in Adamawa State and Maiduguri in Borno State to Cameroon who laid claims to those two Nigerian towns but was in a hurry to dispose of the Peninsular because it is located in the eastern part of the country and earmarked as compensation to Cameroon if Nigeria won the civil war?"

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.