The chieftain of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mohammed Abdulrahman, has said restructuring should be considered, as long as it doesn’t affect Nigeria’s sovereignty or unity.
He said this in an interview with Punch on Sunday, adding that, “no matter our differences, we have become united in our diversity. It is only natural for issues of disagreement to come up from time to time.”
He said those calling for Nigeria’s break up like Nnamdi Kanu, are being sponsored by “irresponsible political elite, who do not understand the realities of our times.”
“What I see that Nnamdi Kanu and his Igbo followers are doing is to blackmail Nigeria into submitting the presidency to them. The question I will ask them is: Can you have this presidency by blackmail?” He adds.
On where the Middle Belt will go, in case Nigeria breaks up, he said, “I’ll say Jerry Gana is a bigot. He is not a nationalist. I think he’s only a stooge for some big men in Nigeria who are self-serving. Gana can’t say he’s speaking for the Middle Belt. He is on his own. For a certainty, I can tell you that the Middle Belt will stick with the North.”