Former governor of the old Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has urged the federal government to align with the growing calls for restructuring of the country rather than watch her disintegrate.
The former governor, who spoke in Awka yesterday at the end of Anambra 2017 gubernatorial debate organised by Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), also claimed that the people of the South-east geopolitical zone would continue to suffer under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“Ultimately, it is either we restructure or we disintegrate and Nigeria goes into oblivion. We, the Nigerian people want one Nigeria. This is because if Nigeria is restructured and justice prevails, everyone will enjoy the big market call Nigeria.
He insisted that restructuring is the panacea needed to address perceived lopsidedness in state creation, allocation of funds from the federation account and the over concentration of power at the centre.
“We cannot forever remain a slave in our country. Our people who were sold into slavery are crying and asking what sort of life is this or life without honour is not worth living?
“Therefore, Biafra will become inevitable if we continue to be in this country without honour,” he said stressing Nigeria is only enjoying pyrrhic peace.
Further, he came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him and his administration as a government of hatred and negativity, and alleged that Nigerians had it good during the time of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan, and never thought of disintegration.