Friday Olokor, Abuja
The Southern and Center Belt Leaders Discussion board has described as “very uncouth and impolite warning”, the assertion issued by Garba Shehu towards patriotic organisations and accountable people just like the revered Pastor Enoch Adeboye that Nigeria ought to be restructured to avert a break-up.
Whereas insisting on restructuring, the organisation informed the Presidency that it “won’t succumb to their slim concept.”
The SMBLF mentioned, “sounding like spokesman of Pharaoh in Historic Egypt”, Shehu “dismissed the recurring agitations as unpatriotic outbursts.”
Shehu had in his assertion mentioned, ”The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the company existence of the nation with factions giving particular timelines for the President to do one factor or one other or else, of their language, “the nation will break up.”
”That is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are unhelpful and unwarranted as this authorities won’t succumb to threats and take any choice out of strain at a time when the nation’s full consideration is required to take care of the safety challenges going through it at a time of the COVID – 19 well being disaster.”
However the SMBFL in a press release by Yinka Odumakin (South West), Chief Man Ikokwu (South East), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South South) and Isuwa Dogo (Center Belt), accused the regime of the President, Main Basic Muhammad’s Buhari (retd), of speaking down on Nigeria in very intemperate language.
The assertion titled, ‘Cease taking part in Pharaoh’ partly learn, “We’re perturbed that as a substitute of giving assurances about rebuilding the nation in direction of inclusivity, the regime is speaking down on Nigeria in very intemperate language.
“We wish to make it clear to the regime that it can’t cow us through the use of cantonment method to nationwide points. We won’t settle for turning us to second class residents on our land not even with threats of arrests or assassinations.
“Ought to we be clapping for the federal government and never speak when the Customs appoints eight Deputy Comptrollers from a piece of the nation? Are we anticipated to be saying nicely performed when DSS recruits 535 cadets from North West and North East and solely 93 from all the South and North Central?
“If Garba Shehu will not be lexically challenged, he ought to know that these calling for restructuring are extra patriotic than these working Nigeria in direction of implosion. Patriotism is to company Nigeria for all and never the sectional concept of Nigeria by the nepotists.
“We won’t succumb to their slim concept of Nigeria absolutely assured that this too shall come to cross. Subsequently, allow us to restructure now and withdraw from the trail of implosion forewarned by patriots at dwelling and overseas.”