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Femi Adesina The two-day meeting reached consensus that were acceptable to both sides.
Among others, it was resolved that legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government was to remain in the Supreme Military Council (SMC), to which any decision affecting the whole country shall be referred for determination provided it is possible for a meeting to be held, and the matter requiring determination must be referred to military governors for their comment and concurrence. The SMC would run the affairs of the country, but not without consulting the regions as represented by the military governors.
This was something akin to federalism, even under a military government. Other matters like the holding of an ad hoc constitutional conference, fate of soldiers involved in the January 15, 1966 coup, rehabilitation of displaced persons, etc, were also amicably resolved, and the conferees returned happily to Nigeria.
Other terms of the agreement include that appointments to senior ranks in the police, diplomatic and consular services as well as appointment to superscale posts in the federal civil service and the equivalent posts in the statutory corporations must be approved by the SMC. Only for the Federal side to deliver a blow to the solar plexus: the Aburi Accord, Gowon said, was unworkable, and he reneged on all the agreements.
The two-day affair took Accra by storm, as the bride is the daughter of Salma Salifu, a well-known fashion designer who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
No wonder the bride wore a whopping SEVEN outfits for the traditional engagement on the 8th of August 2015, and for the Nikkai the next day.
All her outfits were designed by her mother, of course.
And is that not why we are still suffering today, living in a rickety and decrepit country that can burst at the seams any moment? Last December, I wrote that Ojukwu should be buried like a hero. This generation will surely not see another like Ojukwu. They came out with Aburi Accord, which later broke down. You could see the Presidential Lodge on a hill, where the Nigerian leaders had parleyed at the behest of Ghanaian leaders.It all ended in futility.” As one of the key parties to the Aburi Accord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, returns to mother earth today, it is also apposite to return to Aburi, and look at the letter and the spirit of the accord once again, an agreement that was violated by the Federal side, and which made a bloody internecine war inevitable. Col Odumegwu Ojukwu, military governor of the Eastern Region, to provide leadership and direction. He picked the gauntlet and championed the cause of his people.There was a peace meeting hosted at Aburi, in Ghana, by the then Ghanaian head of state, Gen J. The meeting held on January 4 and 5, 1967, and came out with what is popularly known today as the Aburi Accord.The agenda of the meeting consisted of three crucial issues: (i) Reorganization of the Armed Forces (ii) Constitutional agreement (iii) Issues of displaced persons within Nigeria.