Opinion | “Southern Nigeria consensus on Federalism”: Another attempt to reinvent the wheel

By Tony Nnadi

Whoever crafted and circulated the junk titled: “Southern Nigerian Consensus Federalism” is one of those who prefer to build their house from the roof instead of from foundation.

At a time the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) and its Constituent Allies are Leading a vigorous Campaign to dismantle the Caliphate-Imposed 1999 Constitution of Nigeria to Terminate the Unitary Union of Death it foists and Free the Trapped Peoples from Bondage, People who obviously have other objectives jump into the fray with this hogwash which seeks to commence a Journey from the Destination being sought.

At a time all hands are on deck to effect the Joint Jailbreak to Free all Trapped Constituent Components from the Caliphate Prison the World calls Nigeria, these kinds of distractions are most nauseating and only portrays the author as one of the many bogus characters (or groups) who for whatever reasons, are working to present the finished work of others as their own, distorting the Measured Work being done and confusion and obfuscation in the mind of the Public.

Many times we wonder why our People so dishonest and why the unending penchant to reinvent the wheel all the time?

The other day, it was some “Eminent Elders Forum” throwing their own jaundiced and distorted plagiarism of the same NINAS Proposition. NINAS issued a Rejoinder that halted them. Now this.

What is the difference between the Territorial Map of this “Cultural South” and the NINAS Alliance Territory Map?

At a time the Non-Caliphate rest of Nigeria is contending with the Ethnic Cleansing Onslaught of Invading Fulani Marauders, one would ask the authors of these Fancy Republics : where is the Strategy for getting the Monster currently operating the Toxic and Unworkable Unitary Entity it calls “Nigeria” off our backs and our Spaces, before we begin to declare and describe the character of the Republics we will have?

What is the merit of working in the Formations and Nomenclatures imposed by the Caliphate Proprietors of Unitary Nigeria, instead of your own Distilled Formations?

Maybe the authors of this Hogwash has never heard of the CHARTER OF RELATIONSHIPS being processed to Federate the Nationalities of the Lower Niger Territory and the Middle-Belt even as the Yoruba Fashion their own Constitutional Instrument neither did the ghost authors advert their minds to the contents of the Cooperation Framework and Designs embedded in the NINAS Alliance.

Perhaps with the lesson learnt from the embarrassment of the so-called “Eminent Elders Forum” the authors of the dubious “Southern Nigeria Consensus on Federalism did not find the courage to put their names to this ill-digested thoughts they threw out to the public.

The Public should please disregard the Hokum being circulated as “Southern Nigeria Consensus on Federalism” by the faceless group.

Tony Nnadi, a legal luminary and Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-determination (NINAS), writes on behalf of the NINAS Secretariat.