By Victor Ernest
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that the agitations for secession can only end when the Federal Government treats all parts of the country equally.
The governor believes that the ongoing tensions are normal in a country where certain group of people are killed or vilified.
Justice and equity
Speaking at a media chat in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Fayose said, ”I agree that secession is not desirable, but there must be justice and equity.
”When people are being killed or vilified, you must expect a reaction.
”No region should use power to oppress another. If Nigeria were truly one, it would not get to a stage where one region will openly call on another to leave its land.
”As much as secession is not an option, the handlers of our democracy must be equitable, fair and just to everyone.
”The Igbo have continued to suffer because of the perceived role of the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. If we say that past governments didn’t do well, what has the present government done differently?”
The governor argued that the sharing formula of the earnings on Nigeria resources is not a true reflection of the collective interest of Nigerians.
He therefore called for a review of the Federal structure, urging that the state should be allowed to take over economically so that the country can move forward.
He also urged the Federal Government to set up a meeting with the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
”We must remember that those who make positive change impossible make violent change inevitable,” he added.