- A northern elder has given his thoughts on the agitation by some groups to secede from Nigeria
- Senator Muslihu El-Jibrin Doguwa says those advocating for such are ignorant on the dynamics of the country
- He said whoever secedes from Nigeria as it is today will not succeed
Senator Muslihu El-Jibrin Doguwa has stated that any ethnic group that secedes from Nigeria in the country's present circumstances will not succeed.
Doguwa, a former Senate committee chairman on agriculture, and former Peoples Democratic Party Kano state chairman stated this in an interview with Vanguard newspaper.
He said those calling for the secession of Nigeria are ignorant, and they were not around when the country's founding fathers were talking about the unity of Nigeria.
“That is why they are bastardizing the thinking of our youths and putting them on the wrong path, thinking that when they secede they will succeed. Whoever secedes from Nigeria as it is today will not succeed.
“Let me tell you this, especially the IPOB that has made it an issue, if they are allowed to go they will cry.
“Let me give you a simple example, can you tell me any small village in Nigeria today that you cannot find an Igbo man? You can’t.
“When they secede will they then say they are going back to their own country? Do you think we in remaining Nigeria will allow them to continue to stay in our villages or in our own part? Or will they allow our people to stay in their own part? No, they will not,” Senator Doguwa said.
He said if the country breaks up, everyone would have to move to his own region, adding that groups agitating for secession or revolution are only wasting their time.
“There will be no revolution in Nigeria and there will be no section of Nigeria that will go its own way,” he said.
Meanwhile, a northern elder, Dasuki Nakande, has advised the southeast people of Nigeria to warm their way into the hearts of the other regions of the country in order to stand a chance to produce the next Nigerian president.
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