Letter to Senate and House of Reps by Nigerians in Diaspora

Diaspora Nigeria Citizens (DNC)
in
Africa, Austral-Asia, Europe and The Americas

April 14, 2006

  • Honorable Senate President Ken Nnamani and Honorable Senators
  • Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives Bello Masari and Honorable Members of the House:

Your Honorables:

We the undersigned note that there are currently two draft Bills before both of your chambers requesting that certain amendments be made to Nigeria's 1999 Constitution. While we believe that in fact a brand new popular constitution unmediated by any past military regime is urgently needed for Nigeria, nevertheless we believe that in the interim, in amending the present one, you should at the very minimum:
  1. REMOVE the immunity clause against criminal conduct that Executives at the federal and state levels now presently enjoy. Nobody should enjoy immunity from crime against the state.
  2. NOT APPROVE the amendment for extending the executives' term from 2 four-year terms to 3-four-year terms. In a country such as ours with a keen sense of contest for political power, eight years are enough for executive positions.
  3. NOT MAKE the amendments retroactive or of immediate effect, rather they should take effect on May 29, 2007. This is only fair on the present occupants of offices under the 1999 Constitution, and will make for an orderly transfer of power in 2007.


We appeal in good faith.

Signed

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1. Dele Olawole, Norway
2. Augustina Omosigho Iyare, USA
3. Mobolaji E Aluko, PhD Burtonsville, USA
4. O. Igho Natufe, PhD, Ottawa, Canada
5. Paul D. Ocheje, Canada
6. Esther Idahosa, London UK
7. Austin Idahosa, London, UK
8. Joshua Gogo, Canada
9. Ulari Munnem, Maryland, USA
10. Akin Taiwo, Canada
11. Adey Oyenuga, California, USA
12. Joseph U. Igietseme, PhD, Atlanta USA
13. Clement Ikpatt, Delaware, USA
14. Rotimi Ogunsuyi, Chicago, IL, USA
15. Ioana Agams, New Jersey, USA
16. Chief Musa B. Kannike,  Los Angeles, USA
17. Mazi A. Ukoh, M.D., FACS , Silver Spring, MD. USA
18. O. 'Layi Abegunrin, USA
19. Farooq A. Kperogi, Louisiana, USA
20. Chris Asapokhai, Calgary, Canada.
21. Anthony Ayodele, USA
22. Moses O. Agboola, Houston TX. USA
23. Adebowale Saibu, Silver Spring, USA
24. Omolara Ladejobi, Washington D.C, USA
25. Sir Tony O. Nammor, Maryland, USA
26. Lillian Agbeyegbe, Staten Island - New York, USA
27. Tunde Olumide, London, UK
28. Johnbull Omonua, London, UK
29. Joyce Adelanwa, London, UK
30. Ezekiel Ayodele Onaderu, London, UK
31. Dr. Joseph O. Asagba, Denton,Texas, USA
32. Abiodun Abbey Abs, Potomac, MD, USA
33. Femi Ayoade, London, UK
34. Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba, Boston, MA, USA
35. David Nosa Imsayeguahi, New York, USA
36. Dada Ibrahim, Pasadena, USA
37. Dr. Baba M. Adam, Prescott, Arizona, USA
38. Cecil Ibegbu, Detroit, Michigan, United States
39. Style Egbedi, NewYork, U.S.A
40. Farooq A. Kperogi, Lafayette, USA
41. F N Onuoha, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan
42. Kayode Babatunde, Willingboro, USA
43. Anthony Ayodele, Denver, USA
44. Ayodele Akande, Brooklyn, NY
45. Folabi Ogunleye, Boston, USA
46. Olawande Akande (Mrs.), Brooklyn, USA
47. Oluwole Oke, Beltsville, USA
48. Augustine Maduba, Guangzhou, China
49. Emma Adewole Adeniji, New York, USA
50. Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Cambridge, UK
51. Mrs. Ioana Agams, Paramus, New Jersey, USA
52. Daniel Elombah, United Kingdom
53. A. Odueke, Pickering, Canada
54. Michael Oluwagbemi, Houston, USA
55. Oludare Joseph, Minneapolis, USA
56. Stan Oksy, Boston, USA
57. Daniel Okogun, Sr., Romeoville, USA
58. Edozie Ezeokoli, New Jersey, USA
59. Ayo Ojutalayo, Atlanta, USA
60. Kanayo Onyechi, Dallas, USA
61. Charles Uzoma Maduka, Dallas, USA
62. Engr. George Omo Iduhon, Rome, Italy
63. Jones O. Edobor,PhD, Vienna, Austria
64. Ejike Arizor, Rockwall, USA
65. Ola Alabi, Watford, UK
66. Joseph Dangme Rinyom, Iowa, USA
67. Modupe Odusanya, Naperville, USA
68. Bako Chiroma, Essex, UK
69. Vashira Yake, Essex, UK
70. Emma Okafor, USA
71. Solomon Olufelo, McDonough, USA
72. David Obi, Baltimore, USA
73. Babatunde Loye, Snellville, USA
74. Reginald Akpata, Long Beach, USA
75. Adebowale M. Akerele , London, UK
76. Austin Anadu, Georgia, USA
77. Ego Anadu, Georgia, USA
78. Chief John Emale, Dallas, USA
79. Ochi Ogbuaku II, Dubai, UAE
80. Olatubosun Ojo, London, UK
81. Valerie Ojo, London, UK
82. Henry U. Chinnaya, Toronto, Canada
83. Augustine Mekkam,M.D, Oakland, USA
84. Oloye Lekan Awojoodu, Silver Spring, USA
85. Olaposi O. Olatubosun, Reading, UK
86. Victor Adewusi, New England, USA
87. Adeniyi, Gbenga Christopher, London, UK
88. Chief Alex Ike Okeke, Baltimore, USA
89. Olusegun Ogunniyi, Clarksburg, USA
90. Olisa H. Osita, Palm Springs, USA
91. Timothy Falade, Atlanta, USA
92. Osamwonyi Edwyn Igori, Perugia, Italy
93. Anthony Anyia, PhD, Canada
94. Olaoluwa Olabosipo, Rockville, USA
95. Owopele O. Shonowo, Little Rock, USA,
96. Ayo Ola, New York, USA
97. Andrew Azebeokhai, Ft. Lauderdale, USA
98. Uzoma Onyemaechi, Taylor, USA
99. Professor Alphonsus Osiezagha, Atlanta, USA
100. Tota Danladi Yahaya, Boston, USA
101. Moses Ebe Ochonu, Nashville, USA
102. Lawrence C. Nwobu, Dundalk, Ireland
103. Ray Azubuike, London, Ontario Canada
104. Njoku SaintJerry A., Beijing, China
105. Wole Okunowo, Atlanta, USA
106. Laolu Akande, New York, USA
107. Sam Oputa-Olisa, New York, USA
108. Michael Gbemi Fadu, London, UK
109. Victor Nwokocha, New York
110. J. Aikhuele, Atlanta, USA
111. Thomas Isekenegbe, Ph.D, Vineland, USA

112.        Olufunso Osunlana, Detroit, Michigan, USA

113.        Ayo Akingbemi, Ph.D., Rialto, U.S.A

114.        Olugbemiga Ekundayo, Baltimore, U.S.A.

115.        Dr. Aisha Nonyellum Obodoeke, New Rochelle, USA

116.        Victor O. Emuakhagbon, Mansfield, USA

117.        Laddieluck, Rushden, England, UK

118.        Felix Nwabuko, Dallas,USA

119.        Ajisafe Sampson, Perugia, Italy

120.        Chukwuma Njoku, London, UK

121.        Style Egbeci, Bronx, NewYork, U.S.A

122.        Edirin M. Obadje, London, UK

123.        Leotis Orji, Buffalo, N.Y.,U.S.A

124.        Adeyemi Agbaje, Brooklyn, USA

125.        Anthony Olomofe, Essex, United Kingdom

126.        Olubunmi Olomofe, Essex, UK

127.        Paschal Ukpabi, Detroit, USA

128.        Marshall Anako, Phoenix, USA

129.        Akintola Oluwatosin, NY, USA

130.        Uchenna Osigwe, Quebec, Canada

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