The new Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President, Prof (Amb), George Obiozor, has advocated for the restructuring of the country or allow it to dissolve.
According to the Ohaneze president, “Most of the Diasporans here live in Europe, can you show me one multi-ethnic state in Europe where one group is positioned to dominate the rest that hasn’t broken up?
The new Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President added that, “For those who may not know, what you call ethnic groups in Nigeria are called nations in Europe. There’s nowhere in the world where the white man accepts domination from another white man in perpetuity.
“It used to be so under the Roman empire and the like. Not anymore. The Communists tried it, dividing society into capitalists and proletariats, deluding themselves that ethnicity is effectively swept under the carpet, but what followed? The Communist edifices in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and the big brother, USSR, all collapsed, while the two Germans that are ethnically the same but split by communism vs capitalism were reunited. Such is the power of ethnic nationalism.
“Czechoslovakia was made up of two ethnic groups, the Czechs and the Slovakians. Both separated peacefully on 1st January 1993. The former is today 10.6m people and the latter 5.4m. Added together, they’re not up to Lagos; yet, they split for peace. Two masters can’t be in the same house.
“Yugoslavia in 1991 was 23.2 million, barely more than Lagos population. It broke into six countries same year – all along ethnic lines, namely:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
“Today, your fingers will not be enough to count the number of countries that have emerged from the USSR”.
He said there’s nowhere in the world where the Caucasians allow the domination of their group by another.
“In Canada, Quebec is the only full French-speaking province, aside from a little section of New Brunswick. The other seven provinces are English-speaking. Yet, Canada is bilingual for the sake of Quebec! And each of the provinces is largely self-governing.
“Here we are in Nigeria, you have people arguing vehemently that a decrepit, structurally-flawed, and crisis-prone artificial contraption badly configured by the British only needs good people to survive. Why not centralise the powers of the British regions to London and see what happens?
“I once believed in Nigeria but not in oppressive contraption saddled with the brutality of fellow Nigerians. I think it’s time to ‘let my people go’ or change the status quo of governance.