LAGOS – Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has said that the calls to break up Nigeria will not stop until all the nationality groups have a sense of belonging.

Afolabi stated this on Tuesday while speaking during the inauguration of the newly elected executive officers of the Yoruba socio cultural group in Lagos.

“You cannot keep together a nation, as complex and diverse as Nigeria by fear, by force and by injustice. You will only succeed in having the peace of the graveyard.”

He said that the Nigerian government must start building a united nation through justice and equity to all segment and nationalities

He added that this country’s independence was based on true federalism and that Nigeria must return to that original master plan.

“OPC supports restructuring. If the Nigerian government continues to ignore the cry for restructuring, it will only result in more agitation by more people for everybody to go their separate ways.

To prevent this according to him, this country must be restructured along the lines of true federalism.

“If President Muhammadu Buhari will not adopt the 2014 Confab and others, then he should urgently package a National Conference to work out an acceptable Federal Constitution. Without this, Nigeria should dissolve peacefully and let the regions go their separate ways,” he said.

Speaking further Afolabi noted that those who are encouraging foreigners to invade and oppress true Nigerians should know that the triumph of evil over good would only be for a short time.

He added that Nigerians who support foreign herdsmen to kill, rape and kidnap local farmers and other Nigerians will only endanger themselves.

“The displacement of native Nigerians from their God-given lands will not be allowed in the South, the East, the West and even the North.

“OPC asks the Nigerian Armed Forces to refuse to become instruments of injustice and oppression against Nigerian people. Instead, all the security agencies should go after all the evil foreign invaders and their supporters.

“OPC pledges it’s support to the law enforcement agencies to help maintain security based on equity and social ,” he said.

The newly elected OPC President further called on government to immediately stop hunting and persecuting those agitating for a separate nation.

“Their right to demand self determination is guaranteed by international conventions that Nigeria signed. In this regard, the persecution of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho must stop immediately.

“OPC recommends that the government should formulate inclusive policies that will convince agitators and separatists that Nigeria is worth sustaining and worth living for. The government must show that Nigeria is not for foreign Fulani herdsmen and their evil sponsors, but that Nigeria land is for Nigerian people,” he added.

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