by Dr. Wumi Akintide
Why many Nigerians support the breakup of Nigeria and the creation of the Yoruba Nation and Biafra?
Some have called the Nigerian 1999 Constitution a fraud. It is even worse than that.
Nigeria as at presently constituted came into existence through a military decree dated the 5th of May ,1999 and signed into Law by President Abdulsalam Abubakar.
It was never ratified or even debated by the people and there was no Referendum before it was arbitrarily signed and used to swear-in General Obasanjo who became President from 1999 to 2007 straight from detention where he was awaiting execution for trumped up charges by strong man Sani Abacha, because he was a southerner who was expendable.
Where in the world in any Democratic Country which came into existence like this? It is Nigeria through the instrumentality of the promulgation of Decree No 24 of the 5th of May, 1999.
If this case goes to the Supreme Court of Nigeria or even to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands, Nigeria would lose her claim to being a valid constitutional entity by a unanimous vote.
You cannot give a man a haircut in his absence but the Fulani power brokers in Nigeria believed they could do it and get away with it. They knew the South was far smarter and more educated but would not raise objection since the only southerner they trusted in Obasanjo, was being offered the Presidency and a pardon, and spared the pains of being executed by one of their own.
The strategy has worked perfect. The Southerners did not lift a finger and the northerners saw that as a license to impose a unitary Government through the back door.
The man who signed the Decree into Law was an unelected President who came to power through a coup d’Etat or a military fiat.
That is not the way a representative Constitutional Democracy is supposed to come into existence.
The Nigerian Constitution is therefore null and void any way you slice it, if the push comes to a shove.
I am not a lawyer but I have children, cousins and friends who are lawyers or senior advocates of Nigeria.
One of them is Ifedayo Adedipe. Another is Eyitayo Jegede and one of my friends is Femi Falana. another one is Gbenga Fabilola who was my junior boy in the secondary school but now a corporate top notch lawyer in Lagos.
No less than ten of the students I have taught at four of the schools in which I had taught as a teacher are all lawyers and senior advocates of Nigeria.
Those schools include Olofin Grammar School, ÌDÀNRÈ, St. Thomas Aquinas College Akure, Igbobi College, Lagos and Queen’s School Ede.
Every one of them I contacted hold the view that Nigeria, as at present constituted, was simply an imposition which cannot stand in Law and common sense if tested in a country governed by the Rule of Law.
The country got into that mess because of incompetent attorney generals like Abubakar Malami and Ishak Bello who got into the enviable positions they held in the Nigerian Judiciary only because they are all sacred cows born and raised as Fulanis and they feel they can do anything they like and get away with it.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link. Nigeria is as strong as the chain that binds us together. The weakest link in that chain are the Fulanis who rule us since our British Colonial Masters left our shores to go back home.
Abubakar Malami killed the seif-defense initiative of Amotekun in the Southwest by alleging it was a fraud, but he forgot that the whole country was brought into existence through a greater fraud as argued by Nnamdi Kanu and Professor Emeritus of History, the one and only Banji Akintoye
One of my good friends – late Rear Admiral Okhai Mike Akhigbe had a Law Degree obtained from the University of Lagos and he was number 2 to President Abdulsalam Abubakar and he should have known that the Nigerian Constitution was a big fraud but he was part of the Military Establishment and a southerner who was in no position to raise an alarm or lift a finger.
Now that President Buhari has refused to meet those of us supporting the immediate restructure of the country half way, we are now compelled to ask for a total autonomy from Nigeria and nobody should be able to stop us for simply asking for our right. It is that simple.
The Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance is precisely asking for the same thing and we in the South support their move hundred percent.
The quest is about saving the South from perpetual enslavement and bondage.
The truth speaks for itself.
I rest my case.
Dr. Wumi Akintide.
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