The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has said that Nigeria as a nation has no existing structures which could be restructured.
In an interview on Monday, CNG spokesman, Abdulaziz Suleiman, warned that advocates of restructuring are hell-bent on putting the country in a dilemma before and after their exit through agitations.
Sulaiman argued that someone could not be an advocate of restructuring and at the same time insisting he must exit the country.
“We have always insisted that you can’t restructure where there is no structure. We need to have a nation first before we build a structure for it and then we can restructure consequently.
“Honestly, we need to tell ourselves the truth, there is no Nigeria because a section of the country has insisted and persisted that they are not Nigerians for 60 years now. Why must we insist that they are part of Nigeria? Why must we insist on restructuring in keeping the people who said they are not part of us?
“These people just want to go and leave us in problems. We are not concerned about restructuring. What we are saying is a referendum to define the name ‘Nigeria’. We are living on a borrowed name, borrowed boundaries, and borrowed laws,” he told Daily Trust.
He reiterated that the National Assembly must stop the ongoing constitutional review across the country and look for a way to put up a referendum that will pave the way for the agitators to leave.