Northern Delegates Make U-Turn, Reject Creation Of Additional State For South-East

ConfabNorthern delegates to the ongoing National Conference have opposed the creation of additional state in the South-East zone of the country.

Recall that the Conference, on Thursday, adopted the recommendation of its Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government for the creation of 18 additional states across the country as a way of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people.

During debate on the recommendation for the creation of an additional state for the south-east zone to put it at par with other zones of the country, delegates unanimously voted in support.

However, in what looks like an afterthought, delegates from the North have rejected it, saying, “There was no sense in creating a state without population and land mass among factors being put for recognition”.

According to the spokesman of the group, Mr Anthony Sani, “the Northern Delegates Forum is not opposed to the creation of additional states provided they meet the requirements set up by the creating authority”.

“What is disagreeable to Northern Forum is the demand by south-east that a state be given without meeting set criteria, but on equality without equity.

“We believe states as federating units, apart from allaying the fear of minority and giving them a say in the management of the Nigerian project, are not strong enough to undermine the centre. Hence, states as federating units, if properly managed, can further the cause of a strong and united Nigeria.

“And since they are created for human beings and land mass has something to do with their development, we see no wisdom in excluding population and land mass among the factors to be considered in the creation exercise.

“In a diverse society like Nigeria, there must be standard ways of governing the country and not to pander to agitations which would always be there anyway”, he said.

5 Comments

  • I never see foolish and confuse people like northerners,i can’t question God but scientifically God was wronged by classifying them among humans.people talked of state police,they agreed but later opposed and they are the one suffering now.shame on them.

  • power with out control is nothing the creations of state at south easth no get meaning because all we need is let FG fix naija in order.no kid napping, no boombing, no militancy.no OPC.

  • D NORTH AND HAUSAS AR COMFUSED AND EMBITTERED COS OF LOSS OF POWER. ALL D AR CHASING NOW IS SHADOW. WHY AR THEY ALWAYS AGAINST EVERY GOOD PROPOSAL. THEY AR AGAINST; CENSUS WITH TRIBE, RELIGION AND STATE OF ORIGIN WHY? STATE POLICE THEY SAY NO Y? REGINAL AUTONOMY THEY SAY NO. Y? CONFEDERATION NO, CREATION OF STATE NO. LETS DIVIDE NIGERIA NO. ROTATION OF PRESIDENCY NO. RESOURCE CONTROL NO. WHY? PLS D NORTH PLS. PLS SEPRATE BY URSELF AND B ON UR OWN PLS AND PLS. JUST LIBERATE URSELF FROM US.

  • If Northerners lacks skillfu ideas govt would hv decline dem active to d confab exercise to stop their foolishness, dey shud go nd drink KUNU. We are vry praise wit sound result proposed 4 gud governance.

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