Buhari Should Address Nigeria’s Unity Separately From Restructuring - Soyinka

Buhari Should Address Nigeria’s Unity Separately From Restructuring – Soyinka

Noble Laurent winner, Wole Soyinka has advised President Mohammadu Buhari to be careful in his handling of the call for restructuring in Nigeria.He made this remark on Tuesday at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos, where he stated that the exercise of restructuring the mind should not be undertaken, anybody who indulges in self-examination is already engaging in mind restructuring.“I have heard this expression so often, again, that is another ploy of sidetracking the issue, nobody is talking about disuniting Nigeria, we know there are movement of secession, let Buhari and others go and address this separately.“This should not be mixed with the demand of a nation for reconfiguration; people should stop answering demand for secession by pretending to answer the demand for reconfiguration.“Secession should be a different thing, to try and suggest that the moment you say restructure, you are calling for disintegration, is for me intellectually dishonest, that is not the issue at all.“The issue of outright secession is totally different even if it is only one state that is left, that state has a right to say, ‘listen you people, let us restructure this state; the protocols which have gone into the making of this state are no longer valid or have been distorted along the way or have been abandoned and we want to go back to the original set of protocols that created what we call this national entity.’ By Ehis Austine


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