By Perez Brisibe
UGHELLI – A delegate who represented Delta State during the 2014 National Conference and former Chief of Staff to the Delta State Government, Prof. Godini Darah has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime would be hunted if he ignores the recommendations by the Confab.
Prof. Darah while speaking on the heels of the longstanding problem of self-determination and democratic autonomy currently brewing in parts of the country hinted that the Confab recommended creation of 18 additional states with the provision that each of the 6 geo-political zones of the country shall have equal number of 6 states each.
According to him, “President Goodluck Jonathan had hoped that he would use the report of the conference to introduce some pro-federal changes if he was returned to power following far-reaching recommendations made on the Confab.”
Speaking further, Darah said: “It is clear that whatever President Muhammadu Buhari thinks of it, pro-democracy recommendations mentioned in the report are inescapable because if he ignores them, his regime will be haunted and buffeted by the hydra-headed crisis of instability, corruption, economic stagnation, insurrection and violent agitations for resource ownership and control.
“The reason for this is that, Nigeria will never attain the status of a federal republic until there is equity, justice and resource democracy for all its constituent units, particularly the exploited Niger Delta region as the next generation without doubt, would take the revolution to higher heights.”