President General, Global Peace Movement International, UK Dr. Mike Uyi has called on the federal government to dialogue with agitators across the country rather than employ the use of force.
In a statement on Friday by the Media officer, Augustine Aminu (KSM) on behalf of the President General Dr Mike Uyi who lost his sister, over the weekend, Pastor Rose Uyi, condemned deployment of military to some parts of the country in an attempt to quell agitations for secession, noting that would not yield the desired result since it is part of democracy for a people to speak out concerning how they are governed.
Uyi said the 22 years of unbroken democracy being enjoyed by Nigerians is worthy of celebration, however, and there are many things yet to be done after so long adding that these had led to the tension in the country.
Uyi explained that, the right to protest should not be taken away from Nigerians as long as such right is not taken for granted.
“There is no crime in seeking for separate nations within an existing nation,” he said as he mentioned some countries where the citizens have called for disintegration.
“Those representing the people through the ideology of social contract must listen to the people,” he said urging the government to engage the groups and calling on the National Assembly members to go beyond weeping on the floor of the House and truly amend the constitution.
“The Federal Government should address purposefully the issues of agitations and insecurities in the country. The government should not bully and suppress justified agitations but humbly listen and dialogue where it is necessary.
“We believe that the greatest challenge we have in the country is the monumental corruption in the system which the government has failed woefully to address properly”.
“I believe President Muhammadu Buhari can solve these problems of succession agitators, insecurity in 60 DAYS. It is good for us to have a big united Nigeria than a divided Nigeria, the Injustices should be addressed and everything will be well again”, Uyi said.