Monday, January 16, 2012

...S’East, S’South leaders warn against military coup

Sun News
13 January 2012

The Elders and Leaders of the South-East and the South-South have warned against any undemocratic attempt to overthrow the government of President Goodluck Jonathan in the wake of the sustained nation-wide strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.
The group alleged that the current protest against the removal of fuel subsidy is a smokescreen to perfect the ploy to make the country ungovernable for Mr. President.

This has been a promise made publicly, by some politicians who lost out during the last presidential election. Led by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, the forum however urged the Federal Government to start considering the idea of convening a national conference which it said would offer the component units of the country an opportunity to discuss solution to the fragile unity of Nigeria.

Clark, in a press conference after the South-South elders meeting, in Abuja, said all Nigerians are equal since Nigeria was founded on equal federating units, a reason he said the south-south condemned the turn of events in which a section of Nigeria, most especially the north feels that it owns Nigeria more than the other sections of the country.

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