Had Jonathan won Nigeria would have disintegrate ~ Shuluwa
Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Abu King Shuluwa has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not the messiah Nigeria had been waiting for. Shuluwa also spoke on the issues concern restructuring and the disintegration of the country.
|Chief Abu King Shuluwa|
According to him; Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah. Nigerian messiah is yet to come. Nigeria is a very complex country. I supported Buhari while we were searching for leadership because we thought that given his antecedents, he would be able to run this country.
For instance, if you go to Kaduna and see Buhari’s house having served as a former Head of State, you wouldn’t believe it. Buhari does not allow his relations to flood the Villa. He does not allow the governors to give him names of people who should be given one portfolio or another. He restricted all the governors to their own states. When you look at all these things, you think that Buhari would be better. But one thing that you should know is that Buhari knows too much alone.
He is a loner. We have now discovered that Buhari is a loner; the man who doesn’t listen or take advice from anybody. The man who knows everything about Nigeria alone. How can you run a country like that? We should run this country together. Together we will be strong and together we can succeed. But if you decide to run this country alone the way Buhari is running it, then, there is a problem.
Speaking further on the restructuring of the country, and the current agitations of Biafra and Niger Delta, Shuluwa said; When you say Nigeria should be restructured, it is based on how you want it to be restructured. Do you want the states to continue or not? Do you want the regions or not. It depends on the type of restructuring that you want.
I will support restructuring but I will never support break up of Nigeria. I knew from the beginning that if Jonathan had been re-elected, this country wouldn’t have been what it is today because so much money would have been in the hands of few people particularly people from the south-south. Even now, most of the people who have money in this country are from the south-south and they can do anything.
You have the militants in the Niger Delta, the Biafran agitators, the Boko Haram who are totally against what Nigeria stands for and want to part ways. That is to confirm what I was saying about four years ago that everything that is going on from that time, if we had allowed Jonathan to succeed, Nigeria wouldn’t have been what it is today. The country would have broken up. But fair enough, if any section of the country now wants to go, let it go.
If they can stand on their own, why not let them go? I believe in every section of Nigeria, we can find oil if we want to. If you can find oil in the desert, why can’t we find oil in northern Nigeria for instance? We used revenue generated from agriculture to explore the oil that we have today.
We can still use the same agricultural revenue to explore the oil in the Benue valley and elsewhere too. Why should Biafra want to go? Who will lose if Biafra goes? If Biafra decides to go today, tell me the number of Igbo or Biafrans that will go back to that small landscape.
What becomes of their assets in other parts of the country? Igbo are all over west Africa but in Nigeria, they decide not to be part of Nigeria. If they leave, what becomes of their assets in Lagos, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, Borno, Sokoto and so on? And if Biafrans go, the question is will the South-South be part of Biafra?