A Scottish publication has reported the call for Nigeria to hold a Scottish style Independence referendum for Biafra.
According to TheNational, the only Scotland based publication supporting Scotland’s independence, a Nigerian writer, Hussaid Obaro, has called on the Federal Government to hold a referendum for the independence of Biafra like the United Kingdom held a referendum for Scotland’s independence in 2014.
According to Obaro, “The right to self-determination, like other rights and fundamental freedom, are non-negotiable,” wrote Obaro. “Nations that genuinely desire to maintain unity should invest in justice and equality, shared prosperity, inclusion and social justice, and not force people to live together through the use of guns and ammunition.
“The British-Scotland democratic referendum has provided a formidable template and an ample example for everyone to emulate. Rather than engage in needless wars and crises that will end in massacre, like what transpired in 1967, the President Buhari-led government needs to institute a democratic referendum.
“If a Biafra referendum got an overwhelming Yes vote, the Nigerian government should graciously allow them to go peacefully and prevent a repeat of the 1967 massacre. War is not picnic, it should be avoided by any sane people.”