By Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo
The Apex Socio-cultural group of the South-South geo-political zone, Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, PANDEF, has stated it’s not for the north or anyone to say whether or not Nigeria shall be restructured or not.
Nationwide Chairman of the Discussion board, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd), made the assertion whereas reacting to the allegation by the Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF) that there was a plan to pressure restructuring on the north below the guise of ending the agitations towards unhealthy governance within the nation.
Nkaang who identified that restructuring of Nigeria was a sealed matter, reiterated that even when the nation was not restructured, it will finally restructure itself.
He pressured that there was the necessity to nonetheless constantly educate them on what restructuring was really all about, as they may very well be misinformed on the difficulty.
His phrases, “How ought to they (NEF) come out to say folks plan to pressure restructuring on them below the guise to finish the agitation for unhealthy governance?
“By that assertion, they’ve admitted that there’s unhealthy governance within the nation. And should they be pressured to do the fitting factor?
“Effectively that’s their opinion, however the reality is that everyone is in search of a strategy to have good governance and if there’s unhealthy governance and restructuring is what is going to finish it, a wise particular person is not going to go and do in any other case.
“Nonetheless it’s not for them to say whether or not there shall be restructuring or not. It doesn’t rely on anyone; it doesn’t rely on the north. Restructuring will happen if Nigeria has to stay as a rustic. That one is a sealed matter.
“Now we have stated it many occasions that whether or not we prefer it or not, if we don’t restructure Nigeria, Nigeria will in the future restructure itself.
“Apparently, they don’t perceive what restructuring is all about. I feel we must always attempt to constantly educate them as a result of it’s both they’re misinformed, or possibly they’re afraid of the reality.
“But when they know that restructuring is what is going to convey good governance and so they refused to do it, then I’m sorry for them, I’m additionally sorry for this nation. That’s mischief.”
On the allegation of utilizing EndSARS aftermath to weaken the north forward of the 2023 presidential election, Nkanga expressed disappointment that the northern elders have been extra involved about energy than the way forward for Nigerian youths.
“It breaks my coronary heart to listen to folks carry the EndSARS factor into the political area. So energy to them is extra necessary than what the youths are asking for, they’re asking for good future.
“And no one has come out to say that what they (Nigerian youths) are asking for will not be real, however individuals are carrying that into the political area. It implies that energy is extra necessary to them than the way forward for our kids.
“But it surely can not stand. The wheel of justice may grind very slowly, however justice will all the time prevail. We’re not saying they need to not pursue their curiosity however how that impacts the opposite folks’s curiosity is what’s necessary; you can not pursue your curiosity on the detriment of the opposite folks.
“I simply pray that they are going to sit down and overlook all about power-mongering. The lifetime of our kids is extra necessary than the facility they’re in search of”, Nkanga pressured.