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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

We can restructure within one Nigeria context:Genocidist Yakubu Gowon--The Vanguard


Thursday 4th August, 2016.

Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, says there is nothing wrong with restructuring the country provided it is done within one Nigeria context. Gowon stated this when Sen. Shehu Sani, the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Wednesday.

Reacting to calls by some Nigerians to restructure the country, Gowon said there was nothing wrong with restructuring. He recalled that Nigeria was restructured under his leadership as the head of state with the creation of states in 1967.

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``We can restructure within one Nigeria context. I did it in 1967; we created states to stop eastern Nigeria from seceding. ``We had to do something to ensure the fear of their seceding did not exist; a serious issue of a part of the country wanting to breakaway when we already lost a part to Cameroon.

Gowon, through a broadcast in 1967, announced the creation of 12 states; which are, North-Western, North-Eastern, Kano and North-Central states. Others are, Benue-Plateau, Kwara, Western, Lagos, Mid-Western, Rivers (a South-Eastern state), East-Central and East-Central states.

The former head of state added that the call for true federalism by some Nigerians was also not a bad idea, as long as it was done within the context of the nation’s unity. ``What is true federalism? As long as it means respect for oneness of our country, it is alright, but if it means to breakaway, it is not my way of thinking’’, he said.

Source:The Vanguard

2 comments

  1. Just hear this garbage Yakubu Gowon talking! The worthless hopeless Yakubu Gowon? Who is slave of Fredrick Lugard and his prostitute girl friend Flora Shaw, and their British Masters that messed up the agreement entered in Ghana that led to the genocide war that killed over three million Biafrans? Using Food blockade as war weapon. When will this worthless coward Yakubu Gowon realize that his one Nigeria and Biafra have nothing in common at all. Nigeria is cursed and doomed. Biafra means absolute total freedom. Gowon should carry his so called fake fraudulent expired British evil named one Nigeria that is meant for Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba as far away as possible from Biafra.

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  2. See who's talking about restructuring an expired and dead Nigeria. He had opportunity 40 years ago to implement his deceptive 3R slogan but he didn't. A genocidist and hypocrite. His soul is already damned for his atrocity against children of Most High God.

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