Our Reporter, Enugu
A Political Affairs Analyst, Chief Chidozie Ezeugwa, says what Nigeria needs urgently is political and economic restructuring and not necessarily disintegration.
Chief Ezeugwa who stated this while speaking on the 62nd independence anniversary of the Nation, opined that Nigeria is better in its present size but issues of injustice, inequity and marginalization must be frontally tackled for the country to move on the path of peace and progress.
The Political Analyst, while condemning the call for disintegration, stressed the need to give Nigeria a new structure backed up by a constitution all Nigerians can call theirs.
“I don’t subscribe to the call for disintegration. But Nigeria must be restructured and it must begin with our constitution. It must be rewritten and owned by every Nigeria. What we currently have was imposed on us by the military juntas. Nigerians from every nationality must come to round table to genuine agree to remain together in a country all will be accommodated.”
He maintained that Nigeria would have become history but for the mercy and grace of God, which have taken it through the thick and thin of nationhood.
“It has never been easy for Nigeria right from independence. But our problems have been worsened by poor leadership which had persisted over the years. But, thank God for his mercies that have kept us as one despite all we have been through.
He explained that having gone this far, Nigerians must meet at a round table to discuss the destiny of the nation and work towards genuine unity and peace by accommodating all ethnic nationalities whether they are called majority or minority.
Chief Ezeugwa described the 2023 general election as another opportunity to put Nigeria on the path of recovery at all levels by electing credible leaders, who will reverse the destructive political and socio-economic indices of the country.
“Nigeria is in economic doom and we are also not fortunate with our political leadership. Nigeria must rise above religion and ethnicity in electing a new president who will pull the nation back from the current economic precipice.”
It serves none of us no good that this country is allowed to go down the drain,” Chief Ezeugwa concluded