The Activists For Good Governance (AGG), a Lagos based rights group has faulted the intent of the crooners of restructuring and separation,describing it as fraudulent and a largely selfish stance of the conveners.
The AGG convener Comrade Declan Ihekaire speaking at a press conference ‘To say No To The Separatist IPOB, AREWA,IJAW’, held to commemorate his 49th birthday in Lagos,pick holes in the Yoruba Summit recently held in Ibadan,describing it as a monumental fraud and self serving.
AGG clamouring for a United Nigeria wield placards with inscriptions like:”IPOB Nation, Oduduwa Nation, Ijaw Nation, Arewa Nation, A United Nigeria we stand”, “Nigeria as one Nation is Ok,but needs good leaders not separations”, “Ojukwu, Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa, Azikiwe, Adaka Boro, lived and died Nigerians”.
Declan stressed that the country under the leadership of President Buhari has performed beyond expectations, stressing further that those clamouring for restructuring and separation are incompetent in designing how the country would be run.
“The calls and agitations by some individual group aiming at separating or tearing Nigeria into bits have reached its peak and if not addressed by the Nigerian State and dedicated Nigerians, it could appear a victory for those elements”
Ihekaire added that ” Nigeria’s founding fathers worked for a united Nigeria despite their differences because they saw the light in the Nigeria nation as a united one. However, our new crop of leaders and some followers have been working earnestly to cause hatred among its citizenry calling for separation. No doubt combination of strengths and weaknesses will make Nigeria stronger”
” The agitators rather than beating the drum of ethnic war embarking on a genocidal hate speeches should form a formidable forces against the spoilers/looters of our treasury. Findings have revealed that those separatists have either benefited or benefitting from the cabals who have held Nigeria as a Nation down all these years”
He stressed that” Those clamouring for restructuring should come and learn how Governor Ambode of Lagos is restructuring Lagos”
The group, however, called on the separatists to have a rethink and put all effort towards challenging the elected and appointed leaders to perform, stressing that government should avoid been seen as ethnic inclined government.
“Appointments should be and must be based on the Federal Characters Policy but for the best qualified ones. This advice if heeded to, would tend to reduce the current agitations”.
In his usual practice Declan set ablaze a coffin labeled