The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has favoured calls for the restructuring of Nigeria. Legborsi Pyagbara, MOSOP President, said in Port Harcourt while condemning Biafra agitators and Arewa youths coalition over their extreme statements.
“MOSOP has been concerned about recent events in the country which have the ominous potential of triggering national disintegration if not speedily addressed”, he said.
“First is the issue of resurgent Biafra separatism and second, a counter Arewa intolerance expressed in the ultimatum to all Igbo to leave the North.
“MOSOP categorically and irrevocably rejects the two extremes, none of which will improve the miserable condition of the people who the antagonists are claiming to represent.
“For the Nigerian state to survive, it must be seen to demonstrate equity, justice and fairness by creating political space for the sub-national entities to develop at their own space while ensuring protection for national minorities and Indigenous communities.
“Local autonomy applied as a nation-wide principle has enormous potential of diffusing grievances connected to perceived ethnic and regional domination,” Pyagbara added.