In a democratic society like Nigeria, political solutions and not force will lead to the understanding between people from different regions. The people Agitating for the creation of States in Nigeria should know this. They should know that referendum is not provided for in Nigeria's constitution, (you can ask any lawyer you trust or Google it and verify) therefore conducting the referendum by the Federal Government is deemed illegal.
The only way is to start from the constitutional amendment, which is already in the pipeline, the people who want a change in some governmental processes in Nigeria can engage their legislatures and governors because that is the most peaceful way to ask for one's right as against the violent agitations that are being experienced in the South East and southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
Although the government has employed many ways to reduce violent agitation in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria, it is not working in the zone and other prominent Nigerians have given their advice. That is why Islamic clerics like Sheikh Gumi gave their advice. According to a report by Daily Trust, the revered Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has spoken again, this time he is reacting to the call by Governors and lawmakers in the North to designate bandits as terrorists, which Gumi had said it will end Nigeria. The cleric did not stop at that but also proffer a solution to the agitation associated with Biafra and Yoruba Nation in Nigeria.
The solution he proffers in his statement was that clerics from the Southern part of the country should engage those behind the uprising in the region the same way he does to bandits. Gumi was factual that this solution will work and reduce the wanton destruction of lives and properties associated with the Biafra and Oduduwa agitators. Gumi wants those clerics to sensitize people to the values of a cohesive nationalism that will guaranty freedom, equality, and justice for all. Because he believes religious forces can permeate hardened hearts where secular forces cannot.
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