The Southern and Middle Belt leaders’ Forum(SMBLF) are insisting that Nigeria must be restructured before the 2023 presidential election.
This was in reaction to the recent meeting of Northern governors with their emirs and Arewa leaders .
The resolutions were contained in communiqué issued after an emergency meeting in Abuja yesterday.
According to Daily Trust, the Northern governors and emirs had met in Kaduna three days ago where they declared their commitment to Nigeria’s indivisibility and said the recent #EndSARS protest was an attempt to subvert the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
At the meeting, the Southern and Middle Belt leaders asserted that the North leaders cannot dictate to them while stating they disagreed with the Northern leaders on their various positions which also included their support for federal government to regulate social media.
According to them, this opposing stance further necessitated the need for restructuring.
Part of the communique read “We do not see the thoughtfulness in the celebration of Northern youth not participating in #EndSARS protests as if they did not also loot like their deprived young people in other areas of the country which shows they are suffering the same thing. But instead of treating leprosy our counterparts are dealing with eczema.”