BIAFRA ALERT!!! IGBO GROUP DROPS NEW REVELATION – HOW BUHARI TURNED NNAMDI KANU INTO A HERO
IPOB members during one of their many protests IPOB members during one of their many protests Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention for alleged treason with his followers declaring a no-end to their agitation to ensure the Igbos break away from Nigeria. The group reminded Buhari that it is Kanu’s agitation that is gradually gaining ground across Nigeria with the calls that the country be restructured to reflect true federalism. In a communique issued after its 17th annual convention in Enugu, the group called on Buhari to immediately commence the restructuring of the country and stop the crush-them syndrome his government has adopted against the agitators.
The IYM noted that the continued detention of Kanu had made him a hero. Daily Post reports that the communique signed by the IYM president and founder, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko,
reads: The 17th IYM annual convention which had notable leaders from all the regions of the country in attendance rose with one solemn message to the government and people of Nigeria: THAT THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REALITIES ON GROUND TODAY, HAS MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR NIGERIA TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT AN EARLY RETURN TO TRUE FISCAL FEDERALISM, IN OTHER WORDS, A POLITICAL RESTRUCTURING ALONG THE LINES OF TRUE FEDERALISM HAS BECOME INEVITABLE. THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE SHOULD SERVE AS A ROAD MAP TO THE ADOPTION OF A NEW CONSTITUTION BUILT ON REAL FEDERALISM.
The IYM appreciates the contribution of patriotic Nigerian leaders who dutifully journeyed to Enugu for the 17th IYM Annual Convention. We are immensely grateful to the guest speakers and other resource persons, whose commitment to the struggle to save, rebuild and make Nigeria truly great, are greatly appreciated by the younger generation, whose future remains affected most, as Nigeria wobbles along in this unitary structure, instituted by a military-inspired constitution. As well meaning citizens remain worried over the parlous state of affairs in our country today, the IYM, declares, with every sense of responsibility, the following: Nigerians are surprised at determined effort by fellow Nigerians to continue the unhelpful pretence that all is well with the present structure of Nigeria.
This pretence, which only serves the interest of those who erroneously believe, that the 36 state structure created by the military, helps them hold down and dominate other regions, politically, remains the source of over 90% of the agitations going on in the country today. The pretence that this unitary structure is the best we can create is at the very root of the anger, bitterness, acrimony and feeling of alienation ruling the land today. (The provocative lopsided appointments only add to the anger).
The loss of faith, by large sections of the country would invariable continue to deepen until, the very root of the matter is addressed, through a political restructuring that would enthrone equity and level playing field for all. The present structure of local government councils and states which depend entirely on the centre in a “feeding bottle” arrangement, coupled with the delineation of federal constituencies to the federal house of representatives which gave certain regions advantages over other regions, remains, not only a source of great bitterness to the short-changed sections of the country, but also a verifiable reason for the parlous state of the economy, subsisting ethnic hatred and political divisions in the land.
That those who refuse to restructure Nigeria, peacefully are actually responsible for the rise of regional agitations of all sorts which increases in both tempo and style daily, without any hope of subsiding any time soon. We also add, that the deliberate effort to blackmail committed patriots and groups, who raise their voices in pursuit of peaceful solutions, and brand them trouble makers is both wrong and unhelpful, as history has shown that revolutions occur when the frustration of the silent majority gets to boiling point. Truth is: those who worry out aloud are really patriotic citizens who desire peacefully solutions to very delicate situations, (as we have today) which could get out of hand if not well handled.
Concerned groups should be appreciated and their concerns addressed. The ‘CRUSH THEM strategy as being suggested in some quarters is clearly not the solutions to agitations by the IPOB and the Niger Delta militants for a separate state. Government should sit down with them in order to find out first hand from them, why they have lost faith in Nigeria. Solution lies only in identifying and addressing the root cause or causes of their grievances.