By Our Reporter
A group, Â Stand Up for Nigeria (SUN) has staged a rally in Lagos where they expressed their support for the position of President Muhammadu Buhari who stated that the unity of the country is non-negotiable. In a peaceful protest march across the city on Wednesday, they affirmed that the unity of the country is indeed non-negotiable just as they expressed confidence in the leadership ability of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The protesters who were in their hundreds took staged a walk through across major areas of the where distributedÂ before terminating their march at gthe Lagos State House of Assembly and the Lagos House where Gov Ambode resides as his official residence to enlighten Nigerians on the need for the country’s unity.
Addressing the rally, South West Coordinator of the group, Mr Abiona Desmond insisted that the unity and continued existence of Nigeria is none-negotiable contrary to those that have been dismissing our oneness with their bogus claims of a negotiable unity.
Desmond described the tumultuous and massive crowd that turned up for the rally as a proof that the entire country remain united as one and behind the President whom they passed a vote of confidence on.
He said calls for restructuring of Nigeria have reached a strident point where just any person capable of expression has joined in the clamour, saying â€œThis is why we are today holding this march to not just add our voice to the discourse but to demonstrate our preparedness to back our position with action when the need arises.â€
â€œFor us, the demand for restructuring is a coded way of calling for the disintegration of Nigeria, which is why we rightly concluded that it is not the way to go. We have seen several groups and eminent persons hyping restructuring as if it is a cure all for all the things are wrong with the country whereas the main issues are not being addressed.”
According to him, if the several ethnic nationals that make up Nigeria feel unfulfilled, it is because their leaders were corrupt, act with impunity and promote violence against their own ethnic stocks.
He said, “Fortunately, these are the shortcomings that President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s government has been tackling head on. We have seen how endemic corruption became under the previous regimes. It was this satanic level of corruption that sustained the era of impunity.