The co-convener of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement, Aisha Yesufu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to commence the process of the referendum for the regions that want to separate from Nigeria.
The human rights activist believes that the President can end the fire of agitations by putting the referendum in motion.
The Federal Government is currently holding the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, at the custody of the Department of State Services, while the secret police confirmed that attack on the residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The DSS on Thursday night had confirmed killing two of his allies and arrested twelve people during the operation.
Yesufu in her reaction to this development believes it is not the way to solve the issue.
She wrote, “What will it cost Buhari to champion this referendum? Get the people working on it to quell the agitations. Get to hear from everyone and know if it is the wish of the people or just the tyranny of the vocal minority. Plus there is no way it can be fully achieved in the 2 years remaining.”
“When you are leading people you have to be pragmatic. It is give and take! Always let the people feel they have the upper hand. Stoop low to them.”
“They are yearning for referendum and separation, put it in motion and you take the fire off them. Opposition ignites the fire.”