Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, the founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and Secretary of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) has accused some leaders of shying away from the truth on the issue of resolving the national question.
The IYM founder, Elliot said restructuring is inevitable if we ever want to save Nigeria, wondering why some stakeholders in Nigeria chose to deny this truth.
According to him, unlike what many seem to believe, “restructuring will not hurt the North. Instead, it will empower all the regions, including the North.”
He said “no rational person believes Nigeria will survive without a new people’s constitution affirmed at a referendum. Delay to set the ball rolling is the big issue today. I wonder why some people are still humouring themselves, talking about constitutional amendment by the National Assembly; why are leaders and elders across board silent and reluctant to speak up”, he asked?
On how Nigeria got to this stage, Uko said “Yes, there’s been clamour to restructure Nigeria for years, hence numerous national conferences. But the harsh economic situation, the hopelessness in the land, the horrific insecurity and the brazen impunity fearlessly exhibited by armed herdsmen, brought nightmares and the urgency to address this multi-faceted monster before it consumes us all. Armed bandits in love with abducting school children, confirmed to all that our government is overwhelmed.