The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has offered his words of advice to the Federal Government on how to contain the prevalent crisis of Indigenous People of Biafra in the south east region of Nigeria.
Last week, the Ekiti state Governor was accused by the state’s All Progressive’s Congress, APC for supporting the pro-Biafra separatist, which as now been declared a terrorist group, financially.
Responding to this allegation, Fayose distant self from promoting the group, nor after the division of Nigeria but given to national unity.
He stressed that the issue be handled democratically rather than employing force by the President.
He also suggested that restructuring void of partisan politics should be set in motion by the Presidency with equity and justice.
He said these in a interview on Friday.
“Nobody wants Nigeria to divide. I’m not for division. Nobody is promoting disunity or anarchy. But, the Federal Government should engage in more of dialogue [with agitating groups]; it should use the carrot and stick approach rather than guns.
“In every family, there are both the good and bad people . Agitation is normal in every society, but the way to go about it is to tread cautiously . Buhari should know that this is not 1984 [when the President ruled as a military dictator].”
“Using brute or suppressive force is not democratic. Running a democracy should not be by propaganda. Democracy is not autocracy. The issue is beyond IPOB.
“What this government needs to do is to
restructure and this matter should not be handled by the APC . It should not be a party affair.
“Having said that, I am not promoting IPOB, but Buhari should lead Nigeria with equity and justice. Let brute force become the last option in matters of agitation . Battles can be won without the use of force”, Governor Fayose emphasized.