Convene national dialogue to quell agitations for self determination, Igbo leader tells FG

A leader of Igbo community in Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national dialogue to address various agitations for separation by major ethnic groups in Oyo in the country.

He made the call when speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

If the FG can take the bold step, he said, all unnecessary tension building up across the country would subside.

”I can assure you that if security and peace is guaranteed again, all those agitations will fizzle out. If all these killings every day, raping of our women, banditry and kidnapping should stop today, most of these agitators will change their minds.”

”Even these agitators, you might be surprised that they love Nigeria more than any other person. But they are forced to do what they are doing because of the impunity going on in the country“, he said.

”I think it is high time the government should humble itself and gather everybody together. What is the way out? No shame there. But, if it continues to flex muscles and say no, I can’t tolerate this, this is my government, things will continue to get worse on daily basis.”

“Is it not better to say my brothers from the East come, my brothers from the West, South and North, come let us talk. If restructuring is the way out, that will bring peace and continuity of the unity of the country, we go for restructuring. If referendum will bring peace, we go for referendum; whatever we can do peacefully to remain united we do it”.