A Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has accused the Northerners of being afraid that the Southerners have now woken up, and “may finally attain their independence”, .
He made this known in a statement on Monday, titled: ‘Why Some Northern Elite Are Suddenly Worried By The Southern Governors ‘Asaba Declaration?’.
Ozekhome stated: “The sudden unexpected kick by some Northern elite against the patriotic resolutions passed last week, at a meeting, held in Asaba, by the 17 Southern Governors of Nigeria is quite worrisome, but definitely uncalled for. The kick is illegal, unconstitutional, and even immoral.
“The sudden hoopla and ruckus seem to suggest that these few vocal elements are suddenly scared. What are they afraid of? I do not know. Or do you? But, let me do some guess work here. They may probably be afraid that the South has finally woken up and shaken off its Stockholm Syndrome.
“I guess they are scared that the assumed long suffering ‘slaves’ of Nigeria may finally achieve their overdue liberation, liberty, and freedom, and attain their independence from the asphyxiating grip of perpetual overlords, ‘slave’ masters, neo-Colonialists and territorial expansionists.
“They may fear that under a true fiscal Federation, anchored on the true principles of Federalism, everyone will now be required to contribute to the baking of the national cake, and not just merely sharing it.”
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