Reno Omokri, former special assistant to to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Nigeria can take a cue from the disagreement between music stars, Psquare.
Reno Omokri, at the weekend, said while Peter wants the group to split up and go their separate ways, Paul and their brother, Jude, have a slightly different agenda.
The ex-presidential aide, who linked the conflict to calls for restructuring, said “I believe that it is not that the Okoye brothers want to split up as it is that they desire a more perfect union. Not a Union where Peter works and Paul chops or one where Paul has oil but it is Peter that has oil blocs.”
”P-Square – wants to restructure from unitary form of partnership to true federalism. You are Peter, I am Paul. Together, we are P-Square. Even if we part, we are still Okoyes. If Peter and Paul cannot live in peace, is it our own little Republics that will automatically lead to peace?
”Perhaps restructuring is a better option than dismemberment. Perhaps God is using the drama taking place between P-Square to teach us a lesson on the options before Nigeria – division, restructuring or family fight.
”If twin brothers like Peter and Paul can fight, let us not deceive ourselves that Nigerians love each other enough not to fight each other.
”P-Square – wants to restructure from unitary form of partnership to true federalism. You are Peter, I am Paul. Together, we are P-Square. Even if we part, we are still Okoyes.
”If Peter and Paul cannot live in peace, is it our own little Republics that will automatically lead to peace? Perhaps restructuring is a better option than dismemberment.”
“Except the price of oil increases faster than the rise of Nigeria’s population, it is only a matter of when, not if, that there will be an implosion in Nigeria.
“The only way to stop this coming implosion is if Nigeria restructured itself along the lines of true federalism and becomes a fiscal federation.
“As long as we are assured of free oil money, we will keep on marrying and giving our daughters away in marriage and popping out babies without a care to how they will feed tomorrow. But if we have to pay taxes to run our federal, state and local governments, we will cut our family size to match our pocket size.”