1967: The north is preparing again — Alhaji Kaita

Reuben Abati picked up by security operatives

The North is already preparing for another civil war, should one erupt.

This revelation came from Alhaji Lawal Kaita.

Can you recall that name?

Immediately GEJ expressed his interest to contest the 2011 presidential elections, some northern leaders went berserk.

Kaita was one of them.

Kaita had said: “Anything short of a Northern President is tantamount to stealing our presidency.

“Jonathan has to go and he will go.

“Even if he uses his incumbency power to get his nomination on the platform of the PDP, he will be frustrated out.

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“The North should not be blamed for the calamity that would befall Nigeria if Jonathan emerged as President.”

Kaita was responding to journalists who had asked for his opinion in the current call to renegotiate Nigeria.

Kaita said “Now, a Northerner is president and they are talking of negotiation.

“Why didn’t they talk about that when Jonathan was president?

“Boko Haram was going on, why didn’t they talk then?

“Now a Northerner is president, you are talking about splitting.

“This country will not split.

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An animated Kaita continued, “I don’t understand what is meant by negotiation of Nigeria’s sovereignty.

“That we can negotiate how to be together? Oh no. That is not an option!

“You cannot live for 100 years and start talking about negotiation simply because some people have oil.

“It’s nonsense. It is ridiculous. Why do they want negotiation, in fact?

“Who wants to go, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB?

“Go to where?

“We fought a civil war against Biafra.

“We killed ourselves to keep Nigeria one and now you are saying you want to fight again?

“Who will allow you to go alone?

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“We’ll fight again to keep Nigeria one. Where are they going? Where?

“We are preparing for any nonsense.

“Haba! We fought civil war. We went to war.

“Negotiating what? Advise them in the name of God to take this issue to the National Assembly.

“Buhari is just one year now. The last four years was by Jonathan who is a southerner and a minority.

“Before him was Obasanjo, a Yoruba man.

“As long as we have Nigeria survive up till now, we will continue,” Kaita concluded.