The former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr.Doyin Okupe has said that Nigeria’s unity is Negotiable saying calling for restructuring was being misconstrued.
Okupe spoke in Osogbo on Monday during a presentation of two books authored by a former chairman of Egbedore local Government, Mr Bamidele Salam and his wife Oluwaseyi,’Leaders of our dreams’ and Mummy knows the answer’.
He expressed his thoughts on the current national debate on “restructuring and unity.”
He said the unity of Nigeria and restructuring are two differences quite erroneous, when you see restructuring people must understand the meaning.
Okupe stressed that,if care is not taken,we may convert 2019 elections into referendum on restructuring. What I mean is that your party will not matter,your personality will not matter,your programmes will not matter;it will be are you for restructuring or you are against.”
“Those of us who are for restructuring will vote,governors, senators, House of Assembly members,House if Representatives members who are interested in restructuring.Because we know that the National Assembly will be a battle ground.
According to Okupe, “the unity of Nigeria and restructuring are two differences quite erroneous, when you see restructuring people must understand the meaning.”
“Restructuring is another name for the parties or return of Nigeria through federalism.”
“Unity of Nigeria is negotiable and any unity in world is by negotiation even between the man and woman”, he said.
Among the dignitaries in attendance includes Former Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, the Chairman of Rave FM, Mr. Emmanuel Oluwafemi Adefila, traditional rulers in attendance are Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adeshola Lawal and the Oluwo of Owo, Oba AbdulRashiid Olawale.