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2011: Civil Strife imminent in Nigeria

Source: pointblanknews.com

Leader of the Action Group of Nigeria, Che Olawale Okunniyi has alerted the nation of an impending civil strife in the country if  the Nigerian political class fails to quickly put its acts together ahead of the 2011 elections.

The group in its state of the nation assessment to commemorate the 50 years independence anniversary on October 1 st in Lagos said with the current ominous build up to the 2011 elections, Nigeria will be heading for the rocks except leaders of thought in the country urgently intervene.

Okunniyi, a veteran political activist and the spokesman of Pro National Conference Organisation, PRONACO averred that the country dare not go into the 2011 elections with the ethnic acrimony currently rocking President Goodluck Jonathan's decision to vie for the office of the president in 2011

We are deeply concerned that the country at its golden jubilee is again being pushed to precipice with the current division in the ruling Party over power sharing convention of its leaders. Okunniyi lamented

He said the downtrodden people of Nigeria having gone through 50 years of tortuous rigmarole in political wilderness, may be forced to go through another harrowing political crossfire if patriotic leaders in the country refuse to rally round politicians for national summit.

“We therefore wish to throw our weight behind the special consultation of national leaders of thought holding next week in Benin, where delegates from the Coalition For New Nigeria, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Mega Summit Movement, Action Group of Nigeria and other progressive political parties in Nigeria are expected to chart the way forward for the nation”

We hope this intervention being hosted under the umbrella of elder statesman; Chief Anthony Enahoro will bring about the desired consensus needed for a proper template for the proposed all politician summit .AGN said