Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has said the increased tempo in the agitation for Biafra is a plan ‘B’ action promoted by pro-Goodluck Jonathan forces to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The senator, who made the allegation while speaking with reporters in Kaduna yesterday, said: “The new agitation for Biafra is a misguided, ill-conceived and ill-fated course.
“The Biafra agitation is a new attempt to destroy the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, to ignite a national conflict and cause chaos, pandemonium and confusion. It is not reflective of the interest and generality of the Igbo people”.
According to Sani, the Igbo had made progress since the civil war, adding that their future was better guaranteed and sustained within a united Nigeria.
Sani said: “Those attempting to wake up the Biafran course are of three categories. The first are young men with no knowledge of the tragedy, suffering and hardship Nigerians endured during the Civil War. The second category are desperate forces hiding behind the Biafran agitation to undermine our national unity and destroy the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“And the third group are simply warmongers, who want crisis in an era of peace and progress. So, I will say this in clear terms: Nigeria is an indivisible entity and we have since gone beyond the Civil War”.
The people of the Southeast, Senator Sani said, had the right within the ambit of the constitution, to demand to be recognised and respected as equal partners in the Nigerian project.
He cautioned that their agitation must, however, be within the ambit of respect for the indivisibility of Nigeria and the constitution.
“As long as we realise the change agenda, entrench good governance and run an all-inclusive government, the Biafran agitation will naturally fizzle out.
“Nigerians must be patient with the President Buhari’s administration. It is wrong for people to accuse him of not performing, taking cognisance of the rot in the last 16 years.
“We have no reason to give excuses and lament the problems of Nigeria when Nigerians are desirous of change and progress”, Sani said.