Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has given reasons why northern Nigeria will continue to dominate Nigeria’s political space.
Naija News reports that Fani-Kayode stated this in a series of posts on his Twitter page on Tuesday.
According to the former minister, southern weakness and lack of foresight more than anything else have given rise to northern supremacy.
Fani-Kayode stated that until the south unites the region will continue to lose to the North in the power configuration in Nigeria.
“The power of Northern Nigeria lies in the fact that, despite their internal differences, the people of that region are united when it comes to achieving their political aspirations in the wider Nigerian state. That is why they have been in control since 1960,” Fani-Kayode said.
“Southerners do not value unity and neither do they recognise the wisdom, virtues and power that lie in it. That is why they always lose and end up whining about persecution, ill-treatment, ill-fortune and marginalisation
“It is Southern weakness and lack of foresight more than anything else has given rise to Northern supremacy and hegemony in the Nigerian state.
“It follows that Southern leaders, who spend all their time and days trying to undermine and destroy one another rather than forge a common front, are the greatest architects of the failures and doom of their own people.
“It is not the north that made us second class citizens in our motherland: we alone must take the blame for that because deep down we hate, despise and resent one another.
“Until the south is united and until Southern leaders stand together as one the south will continue to lose to the North in the power configuration in Nigeria. This is the bitter truth.
“Until we stop seeing an Igbo, Yoruba, Ijaw, or Urihibo man and instead begin to see a Southern man in his place, we are not going anywhere and neither can we achieve anything.
“Southern unity is a precondition or condition precedent to Southern emancipation. Without it we shall all be slaves for the next 100 years.”