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BIAFRA: Fayose says secession a lost cause, urges full restructuring instead



BIAFRA: Fayose says secession a lost cause, urges full restructuring instead

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called for the total restructuring of the country, noting that moves to split the country were already too late to materialize.

Fayose was responding to Wednesday’s meeting between the governors of the South-East states and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

He said the meeting had provided a useful platform which all Igbos must take advantage of to advance their cause in Nigeria.

He appealed to the Federal Government to allow political solutions to agitations by Nigerians as against the use of brute force, saying he remained “committed to the call for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation because it is too late for Nigeria to disintegrate.”

In the statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said he was “particularly glad that South-East governors have come to the realisation that they cannot ignore their own in times like this as agitation is normal and must not be ignored, although the approach should be handled with caution.”

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He blamed the actions and utterances of President Muhammadu Buhari for the agitations going on in the country.

The governor said, “The father figure of this country is President Buhari and if his language does not represent unity, there will be agitations like we are witnessing now.

“A father figure rallies even the bad boys in his house. The utterances and actions of Buhari when he became President were against the unity of this country.

“How can a president say that he will only attend to the needs of those who gave him 97 per cent vote and neglect others who didn’t vote for him?

“For Nigeria to move forward and in unity; there must be no sectionalism, there must be no oppression and there must be justice and equity.”

Fayose also commended northern leaders for intervening to get the Arewa youths’ quit notice against the Igbos in the North withdrawn without necessitating the arrest or detention of anyone.

While expressing optimism that the same could be achieved by the Igbo leaders, he warned that arresting or re-arresting Kanu “may be counter-productive as it may be perceived as vilification of the entire South-East geopolitical zone, not necessarily Kanu as a person”.


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  1. seyi jelili

    September 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Fayose, the most confused man I have ever seen in my life

    • yanju omotodun

      September 2, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Yes o, a disgrace to Christianity, the idiot put on turban and went to Moslem praying ground denying his faith all in the name of politics, your hell fire will be long as you and kanu will meet there

      • Oise Oikelomen

        September 6, 2017 at 5:29 am

        So God has appointed you to sentence “wayward Christians” to hell fire?

  2. Balarabe musa

    September 2, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Foolish idiot, efcc is coming after you soon, if you like, give support to Biafra as you have been doing, Biafra is a mirage. Restructuring is ongoing already in the administration as well

  3. Anita Kingsley

    September 2, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Fayose is an idiot, we’ve always known that. Biafrans don’t want restructuring, what we want is secession. Nigeria’s future is full of too many uncertainties, how long are we going to be slaves in Nigeria? If we don’t break up now, nothing will change

    • Abeni Adebisi

      September 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Yiure the idiot fighting a dead course not my governor. Nigeria will get better with restructuring, your people know this, I don’t know where you’ve put your brain that’s not making you think properly. Biafra will never be a success.

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    September 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

    This is quite sensible and intelligent, what Nigeria needs is actually full restructuring and true federalism. President BUhari should consider these done to grow Nigeria.

  5. Inieke Akpan Ekuma

    September 3, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Am not against Biafra but first what is Biafra? Biafra is coined from Ekid people’s language of Akwa Ibom State, the word is often used by Fishermen thus Bi means bring and Afra is Jib in a boat or are the Igbo talking about the location discussed below The Bight of Biafra, or Mafra (named after the town Mafra in southern Portugal), between Capes Formosa and Lopez, is the most eastern part of the Gulf of Guinea; it contains the islands Fernando Po [Equitorial Guinea], Prince’s and St Thomas’s. The name Biafra – as indicating the country – fell into disuse in the later part of the 19th century. Early map of Africa depicting a region named Biafra in present day Cameroon. A 1710 map indicates that the region known as “Biafar” (Biafra) was located in present day Cameroon. The Bight of Biafra extends east of the Bight of Benin from the River Delta of the Niger in the north until it reaches Cape Lopez in Gabon.[3] Besides the Niger River, other rivers reaching the bay are the Cross River, Wouri River, Calabar River, Ndian, Wouri, Sanaga, Nyong River, Ntem, Mbia, Mbini, Muni and Komo River. The main islands in the Bay are Bioko and Príncipe; other important islands are Ilhéu Bom Bom, Ilhéu Caroço, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico. Countries located at the Bight of Bonny are Nigeria (Eastern coast), Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko Island and Rio Muni), and Gabon (northern coast). Where are the Igbo’s in this map it is the Akwa-Cross, the Delta’s that have right to talk about Biafra. The Igbo’s should form a strong and a viable political structure and alliance to cling to the top but I doubt since they can not be trusted

  6. Inieke Akpan Ekuma

    September 3, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Fayose should not be replied everyone defend what they represent. He’s Igbo title holder, radical, rebellious and a squander.

  7. Ajibola Charles

    September 3, 2017 at 6:39 am

    If the Igbo wants to go let them go, but mind you I will not tolerate any idiot talk about the yorubas anyhow, we are always calm and want peace in the country that’s why any charlatans can refers to the Yoruba race as what so ever they like, If Igbo goes it affect us not, and if is restructuring remember all we already have in our land, and whosoever be notify that all your investment on our land will become ours, so please no tribe is best, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, but stop insulting us, we are mannered and we proud of that.

  8. Just 9ja

    September 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Why is Fayose begging for them, After pushing them this far, Oct 1st is near the corner let them Go. Why are afraid.
    Landlock Biafra will be a land of Hunger.

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