Even when it was obvious that Nigeria has expired, it is only IPOB that have championed the fight for freedom and have insisted on a referendum but Southern leaders have not proven to be men enough to stand up and demand for total emancipation for their people. They have been fund of moving from south east to south-south looking for where to hide.
After their failure to find a hiding place under Ohaneze Ndigbo when Biafrans women stood against Nnia Nwodo in the failed handshake across the Niger, Yoruba elders have not been able to organize themselves and create a front for themselves to demand the total freedom of the Oduduwa people. Instead, they have continued to search for easy spot for their political emancipation. But the time has come for it to be clear to them that the price for freedom is not cheap.
Southern leaders on Monday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, reviewed the state of the nation under President Muhammadu Buhari.
They warned that the nation may breakup due to Buhari’s opposition to the re-balancing of the federation.
Still talking lime men without direction, the leaders who spoke on the dead and abandoned restructuring at the 6th Anniversary of the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson, said the logic behind the incessant strife in the country demanded a review of its current structure.
On the discussion panel were Afenifere leaders, including Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd) and its spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin;
Akinrinade, who was the guest speaker, argued that the opposition to restructuring by Nigerians, the clamour for it seemed to have reached a crescendo.
Speaking to entice his listeners, he must have been motivated with the recent call for Biafran referendum by the Bayelsa state governor and the former governor of Delta state.
He failed to realize that the era of preaching restructuring is over. What is left for Afenifere leaders is to go home and organize their people to stand up and demand a total freedom from the failed British contraption called Nigeria.
He failed to realize that restructuring has died a natural death when it was voted out by the senate.
However, Biafra has decided to focus on a referendum and any mention of restructuring in Biafra land must be coming from the lips of lazy politicians who are looking for a soft political landing.