A former Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Hope Eghagha, has advised the Federal Government to approach the problems of insurgency and political agitations with the knowledge that a federation is never imposed, but created by the willingness of participating regions, governments, persons, groups and races.
Eghagha also decried what he described as mob action by a section of the media in the reportage of various corruption cases, saying only a law court can convict any one.
Speaking with reporters at the God’s Kingdom Society, GKS, Feast of Tabernacles in Warri, Delta State, Eghagha said: “There are too many distractions in the polity. The North-East is still boiling, the South-East is threatening and there is also the Shiite threat. If the Federal Government realises that a federation is not imposed, then there must be persons within these sects and groups to negotiate with quietly and privately.”
Pointing out that Biafra is an idea, Eghagha said that ideas do not die. He added that if the agitators were made to feel that their leaders, who fought the Civil War, had been forgiven and that they are true Nigerians, there would be peace.
Eghagha cautioned against repeating the Book Haram mistake with Shiite, which made the sect spiralled out of control.