by GEORGE OKOJIE,
The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) yesterday hailed the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for the recent interventions he is making towards calming frayed nerves and dousing tension in the polity, saying this move must be followed by working out parameters that will make the country one indivisible entity.
ARG in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Kunle Famoriyo noted that this is the first time in the history of the country that Nigerians are witnessing sincere confrontation of social malady through dialogue and democratic means.
They noted that,” Before now, government would play the ostrich until the rising temperature hit the roof and then deploy armed forces.
“We note however the Acting President’s statement that “we have all agreed that Nigeria should remain one” and we recall the late Chief Bola Ige who noted that “there are two basic questions that must be answered by all Nigerians. One, do we want to remain as one country? Two, if the answer is yes, under what conditions?”
“Therefore, while we pray Osinbajo succeeds in dousing current tension, it is important to note that remaining a single entity is not the contentious aspect of Nigeria’s nationhood. Where the task of building a sustainable nationhood begins is the second question, which has remained unaddressed for the past five decades.”
According to Afenifere answering this question bothers on reaching a consensus about a Constitution that will guarantee the inalienable rights of social justice and political freedom for every Nigerian, irrespective of ethnic or religious inclination.
“The 1999 Constitution, which was smuggled in as the condition for Nigeria’s existence, is nothing more than the consummation of attempts to institutionalise the tools of social injustice and discrimination in Nigeria and therefore has to be replaced.
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