Why Southern Governors And Politicains Don’t Want Biafra Or Oduduwa Republics

There have been heightened clamour, by the ordinary Southern Nigerians, for a break away from Nigeria, into the new nations of Biafra and Oduduwa.

In the Eastern part of the country, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been the most outspoken, and accepted champion for that cause, while in the South West, Sunday Igboho is leading the charge, as both men call for the formation of new nations, and the end of the British induced marriage called Nigeria.

Interestingly, these men have not gotten the support of the front line Southern politicians, Billionaires investors and politicians, and the reason is simply about their personal economy, and political survival.

In a Biafra or Oduduwa Republic, the Southern Governors will lose power. They would no longer be at the head of the table, and many of them may even be prosecuted for crimes against their own people, which many have been accused of colluding with the powers in Abuja to commit, in order to remain in power.

They run the risk of losing assets they acquired in Abuja, where all of them have billion naira property, bought from. what they skimmed from state resources left in their care.

They will probably also lose assets they illegally obtained within their states, when new governments, that may not look kindly at them, take over power in the new nations. For them, that selfish instinct for self preservation, and political survival, is more important, than whatever clamouring the people may want.

For these reasons and more, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, should not expect any form of support from the Southern Governors, in their quest for new nations.

This reason also extends to the front line Southern politicians, such as Senators, Rep members, former this or that, who still enjoy some form of political patronage and power from Abuja.

They also own billions in assets in Abuja, and a call for new nations, which would invariably mean the lose of their property, would be a call they will not support, rather, one they would collectively fight against.

The big business investors from the South, especially the South East, who have factories and firms in the North, will not give their support to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or Sunday Igboho, as they consider first, what they stand to lose, should these new nations come to pass.

As the two men champion their separatist agendas, they have to put these people in the picture, and realise that the actualisation of their dreams, if it would ever happen, still has a long way to go.

The political leaders of the South, are interested in restructuring and resource control, over the formation of new nations.

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