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2023: Southern, Middle Belt leaders points looming danger, advises FG what to do

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The Southern and Center Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has warned that Nigeria can not efficiently carry out another election using the current constitution it operates with.

In an assertion by Nigerian Tribune, the forum reiterated that the nation needs to be restructured back to federalism now for a peaceable co-existence.

They disclose on Wednesday in a press release collectively endorsed by Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle-Belt), Yinka Odumakin for the southwest, Chief Man Ikokwu (southeast),  and Senator Bassey Henshaw (south-south).

Whereas reminding that Nigeria’s forebears agreed for a federal structure, the forum added it has been broken through the years following military incursion.

They continued to remark that federal rules had turned into inheritance for civilian politicians who are not looking for dependable progress for Nigeria.

SMBLF’s warning came regarding the adjourned litigation of constitutional infringement it filed in opposition to the federal government.

The lawsuit which strives to place in the legal arena the disturbing situations with constitutional infractions was earlier suspended by Justice Abang.

The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere earlier had advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to evaluate the summary of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s committee ascertained in 2017 on restructuring immediately.

The group who made the decision after a gathering at the residence of its leader, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, pointed out that the nation could be saved from further social catastrophe.

In a message certified by the group’s chief, Durojaiye, and secretary, Bayo Aina, Afenifere further observes that evaluating the report of the committee ought to be to present it for legislation to drive Nigeria ahead.


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