A Yenagoa based socio-political group the Green Vision Nigeria says the restructuring of Nigeria is the key to the country’s imbalance.
In a statement signed by the National leader Amakiri ASP Spiff , National President Benson Aso Briggs, and National Secretary Agbe Dickson stated that Nigeria’s great imbalance dateD back from the 1950’s on elections and sharing of the national cake.
According to the group, late Ahmadu Bello’s refusal to give Nigeria independence in 1959, the colonial British government had decided to assuage the sultan‘s fear and put Nigeria under his control.
Since then, the Northerners had majority seats at the National Assembly, number of states and local government areas in the country perpetually created by past military regimes because of artificial population in favor of the north.
Ahmadu Bello, they said was desperate to claim power, thus he stated this after Nigeria’s independence, “this new nation call Nigeria is an estate of our great grandfather, Usman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as conquered territory and never allow them to have control over their future”.
The group therefore said that the southerners are today clamoring for restructuring and true federalism in order to checkmate the political and resource imbalance while some northern state that cannot find their leaders move against the idea of true federalism.
To buttress their stand on this, the group has carried out a peaceful demonstration to Government House Yenagoa, believing that “to balance the great imbalance is true federalism”.
Their stance, they said will strongly create a peaceful and conducive atmosphere that will attract foreign investment and the states will develop at their pace, they concluded.