Restructuring Not Secession Is Nigerian Obstacle-APC Chieftain
A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa State has said restructuring of the country is the best for Nigeria but not Secession considering the critical situation the masses are facing.
The special adviser to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on revenue generation appealed to the agitators to forget the agitation for the actualization of Biafran nation, saying the Igbo’s should not allow the repetition of the 1967 episode.
Abubakar Sandaji said there was “Victor and Vanquish” in the last Biafra which plunged the entire country in chaos, he further said the Igbo’s has more to lose if the country should go to war.
“Is a wrong decision by the Igbo’s imagining the Igbo’s are complaining of marginalization by the northern part of the country”.
Faulting the Igbo’s for joining a regional and ethnic political party which he opined that the Igbo’s did not deserved much political appointment from the incumbent regime.
On the part of the state governors saying all Igbo’s are save in the north, Sandaji expressed doubt on the assurance given by the state governors as a mere fallacy.
Calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to accord attention to the equitable sharing of resource; the current regime should not hesitate to ensure that projects are shared across board.
“More infrastructures like light, good road, good health care delivery are made available and affordable to the masses”.
The APC Chieftain called on religious and elderly members of the society to cautioned youth on inciting statement against other part of the country “we should preach peace and pray for stability not division, he added
On his apart, Sen.Walid Jibrin, the chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee said is only referendum that will give Biafra Independence, not quit notice, the PDP bigwig stated this while speaking with newsmen at his country home, Nasarawa, Nasarawa local government area of Nasarawa state.
Jibrin said that he will not support any thing by any group to bring division in the country, adding that peace and unity are the only panacea for the development of any nation.
“If truly that Igbo want their country, Biafra independence, it is only referendum that will grant Igbo independence, everybody have his/her opinion as Nigeria, if public opinion say Igbo should have their country or the North have their own, so be it.
He cited example where Britain conducted referendum on European Union membership, adding that due process must be followed before granting independence to any country devoid of crisis and called on Nigerians to see themselves as one.
Jibrin has also advised some politicians and stakeholders who form the habit of instigating the youths to foment troubles in the society to desist, adding that they should always be seen offering positive advises to the youths for the growth and development of the nation.
“If Igbo want their own independence as Biafra, is it enough for the Northern youths to give them quit notice to leave the north to their states, no, I will not instigate any youth to do that and the quit notice is not a good word.
“This quit notice will not bring peace. We must live together, live in unity, unite ourselves and we should not threaten anybody as everybody has the right to live in Nigeria and we don’t have to call for war.
“What of our people from the north that are living in Igbo land and we married each other and let us also know that some Igbo are not supporting the Biafra Independence,” he said.
Jibrin urged Muslims and other Nigerians to use the lesson of Ramadan to continue to preach peace, unity and love one another as well as be their brother’s keeper irrespective of their ethnic, religious and Political affiliation.
He urged Nigerians to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and to shun negative tendencies at all the time interest of peace and National development.
Mohammed Baba-Ibaku, former member representing Udege/Loko constituency at the state legislature urged Nigerians to continue to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their background.
He urged PDP members in the state to continue to work in unity in order to take over power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state in 2019.
“What is happening in Nigeria today is that, APC members are not crying and they are not laughing and also PDP people are not crying and APC people are not laughing, so we are on neutral ground,” he said.
Also the Andoma of Doma, Alhaji Ahmadu Aliyu Ogah in his Sallah message sue for unity amongst the diverse ethnic groups Doma Community.
While reacting on the quit notice given to Igbo’s by northern youth, the paramount ruler called on the youth to be law abiding citizens not the tools used to foment trouble, saying all the tribes residing in Doma are in safe hands.