Restructuring Nigeria– The secession bid from Former Minister Fani Kayode took a stronger tone yesterday as the AGF says restructuring will not be “available at the moment”.
Together with Pro-Biafra groups the government under President Buhari’s administration, FFK are pushing forth with the secession option for claims of marginalization.
In response to the demands, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made utterances that provoked many Nigerians on the internet.
He said no amount of pressure will lead to restructuring Nigeria. Critics viewed his expression as sad and undemocratic. According to him, the idea of restructuring Nigeria is entirely dependent on the legislators.
“As things stand, restructuring requires amending the constitution to accommodate referendum or, in the alternative, a constitutional amendment to the 1999 constitution, which in this case must be supported by majority of legislators in 24 states of the federation as enshrined in Section 9 of the constitution.”
“Whether that process is going to be an easy sale is a conjecture that should be left for deliberation,”
In response to that, Fani Kayode in his usual fashion dedicated a write up to the attorney general.
“Hell will freeze over before we accept the notion that we must continue to be part of a contraption that will not be restructured.”
FFK countered the claims of the legislators having the sole decision of restructuring Nigeria. He says the National Assembly unfortunately cannot guarantee the modification that Nigerians are yearning for.
“Our nation has become a cruel joke- she is a maliciously contrived contraption that has shattered many dreams and frustrated many ambitions and aspirations.”
“This was a country that was created for the benefit of just a few at the cost of the misery and pain of so many.!
Without mincing words, he said that Northern extremism and supremacy has and is still breaking the nation by the day.
And in a case where the government is one-sided over the issue, restructuring Nigeria by means of secession is the option left.
“It is time for us to stop pretending: let the terrorists and their friends in high places break away and establish their own country…”
“Let us be rid of Nigeria: a country where those of us that had the misfortune of being born on the “wrong” side of the regional divide or who are adherents of the “wrong” religious faith are butchered for our heritage and can never be treated as equals. Give us Oduduwa or let us die.”
The former minister did not forget to demand the resignation of President Buhari who is currently on an indefinite medical leave in the UK.
Also slamming the AGF for his statement the president general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo said:
“You cannot continue to impose a military constitution on Nigerians for this length of time. You cannot prevent Nigerians from saying that this is what they want; it’s their inalienable right to decide what kind of system they want.”