The Arrogance Of The North At The Constitutional Conference By Femi Fani Kayode

‘I see arrogance. I see harrasement. I see it’s either our way or no way by the same group who felt the country belongs to them only- the people who are holding this country by the jugular at this conference.


The same way they have been behaving since the creation of the Nigerian state is the same way they are aggressively exhibiting their character at this confrence.

But gone are the days when any part of Nigeria can be intimidated, can be coerced or harrassed into submission. The majority of Nigerian s have realised that 50 years of their domination, albiet illegally, has come to an end.

They must sit down now and discuss. The odds are not in their favour. The threat of boycott or walkout will not change anything. We are all equal before the law. We are all equal before God”- ADEKUNLE ADESINA ODUNMORAYO.

Chief Odunmorayo’s words shall go down in history as being a prophetic and final warning to a people that have lost touch with reality and that feel that they must always have their way in Nigeria.

The message is loud and clear and it basically says that there are no more slaves and slave-masters in Nigeria. It says that we are all equal before God and we will never go back to the old days of northern masters and southern serfs.

If the north walks out of the conference simply because they are not allowed to operate what amounts to an effective power of veto when it comes to voting, then they may as well walk out of Nigeria as well.

And if they do so, to hell with them. It is time for the south to begin to come together and insist on their rights. Some things are way and above party politics and they are basic and fundamental- this matter is one of such things.

The north does not own Nigeria and the rest of us do not live for them or at their beck and call. We all own this country and the wishes of the north cannot be forced down the throats of the south.



  1. FFK, welcome frm psychiatric hospital may God bless that Dr that treated u. Now u reason & talk like a human & lawyer you truly are. You spoke my mind. Hmmmm,”… they may as well walk out of Nigeria as well”, what a brave talk.

  2. God bless you sir for speaking our mind. Splitting is not what the south is clamoring for even though we have every reason to but if the north decides to continue in their old ways then it would be an applaudable idea. No sentiments.

  3. hmmn…i never expect a yoruba man post an un-protected words to the notherners like that. Mr femi! i’m highly repect the yoruba’s level of education in nigeria, a true yoruba will never post these words to us. think wise,and follow the history.

    • hasan what nonsense history you talk like boko haram a true yoruba will never post these words to us, are you not ashamed to get identified with them, there things that happened in the past that can never, I repeat, never happen again, try it and see how you people will fall without recovery, you can only try your rubbish in the north cross over and see if you will remain a human, see how lives are been wasted daily in the north and you are proud to post such a treat let nothing happen to him or else…

  4. ffk, welcome to sanity. if you’ve chosen to be positive, we will start seeing you as a positive man. please, tell your brothers not to sell out this time. The south west and the south east plus some states from central Nigeria must put heads together to make this conference work, the core north had never believed in the project called Nigeria and that’s why they choose to destroy the country.

  5. With hope this conf. would be the last. The Northerners doesn’t own this country! I tell u – if the oil is in their land, then they would have seggregated long time ago. So enough of their ‘bigmanism’.

  6. We do have oil too!let d govt release funds to start digging it.and then let everybody walk away.believe me people at d grassroots don’t want d country to stay as one anymore.we are tired of d by force?let d south carry their oil and go pls.saying d north has ruled for 50yrs is illiteracy since it’s not a democratically elected govt.

  7. Ha! First time in history FFK is speaking like a noble man! So u even know?? Tank God u knw now & realise who d real enemies of Nigeria truelly are! Hausa, Fulani moslems, no respect for Nigeria! I just dunno y north & south were amalgated together in d first place mcheeeeew

  8. Nigeria is God’s gift to all Nigerians. God has kept us together past 100yrs inspite of our mistakes, selfishnes and mistrusts. The time for us to collectively right our wrongs and forge ahead, as other civilized societies, has come. BUT arrogance, rising temperements, harassments, threats and insults will not do us any good at this conference. Let every delegate demonstrate maturity, give-and-take spirit, patriotism, sportsmanship and statesmanship in his/her contributions to the debates/discussions. Those with the notion that Nigeria should disintegrate may do well to remember that the beauty in the rainbow is in its many colors. Shalom!

  9. Good Observation and Talk!
    FFK, you started very well but spoiled it at the end. Its not morally right for them to walk out of discussions of such importance, but it’s still morally wrong for you to say”they should go to hell” two wrongs can never and have never make a right. In as much as we will want them to accept the realities on ground, we should also trade with caution-especially with words.