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Thursday, 27 July 2017

RESTRUCTURING : I would rather live as a free man in Oduduwa Republic than continue to live and die as a slave in Nigeria-- Femi Fani-Kayode

I would rather live as a free man in Oduduwa Republic than continue to live and die as a slave in Nigeria-- Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode
Published by Family Writers

For those commentators in this forum who have never participated in or understand Nigerian politics but who tend to speak and act as if they are the only ones that are sincere about restructuring I have the following to say. I hope you have learnt a lesson or two from the fact that during the constitutional review exercise that took place in the last few days the Senate has refused to devolve power from the centre and initiate the process for genuine restructuring in our country.

These are the hard facts, hidden obstacles and bitter realities about the struggle that some of us that are in the field have been facing and complaining about for the last 25 years! From henceforth let it be clearly understood by all, including those that desire restructuring but who have never participated in Nigerian politics, that we can never achieve it through the existing constitutional structure or the National Assembly.

This is because the system is rigged and designed to protect and preserve itself and because the core north effectively has a power of veto in the National Assembly which it will always exercise in order to block any form of restructuring. It is this point that people like Nnamdi Kanu and other ethnic nationalist leaders came to appreciate long ago and it explains their "hardline" posture on these issues.

The bottom line is as follows: restructuring will not be given to us freely or on a platter of gold. It must be taken and if necessary it must be taken by force. Finally mark this: if it does not eventually come then I say let us cease to be one nation.

I would rather live as a free man in an independent Oduduwa Republic than continue to live and die as a slave in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

4 comments

  1. Biafra we need, let every man go to his own tent

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  2. Mr Fani-Kayode, Each time I read you my heart gladden, because your writings make clear that you're know what our problems are, as well as the solutions. Anybody who thinks any positive fundamental change can come through 'democratic debates and processes is at best naive and at worst a big fool. I think what we need badly is a forum or movement of the Yoruba, Igbo, and Middle Beltans.Such a forum or movement should be an organization whose objectives should include to build unity and an alliance of these three groups. This organization should go out of its way to discourage the social media war currently raging between Igbos and Yorubas. Once this unity is achieved, the movement could then decide to boycott Nigerian elections making restructuring a non negotiable condition for participating in any Nigerian elections. It's high time we realized that the enemy of my enemy must somehow be my friend. I've long realized that Yoruba man is my friend, and so is a Middle Belt Christian man. The Igbos and the Yorubas have been fools to allow anything to come between them. No other two ethnic groups should be more united. Both peoples want the same things. When interests coincide, as those of the Yoruba and the Igbos do today, an alliance should cement their union. The union or even mere unity of the Yoruba and the Igbo could create the basis of West African renaissance. Let the Yorubas and the Igbos bury their hatchette and unite to call the bluff of the rapacious Hausa-Fulani oligarchs. Let's fight our common enemy.

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    1. Well said ! congratulations for your positions of which i totally concure with.!! All hail Biafra!!!

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  3. FFK has an igbo blood, we just don't know it yet.

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