As Nigeria marks its fifty sixth independence anniversary, an elder statesman, ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule, has called for a bloodless revolution to move he nation forward to realize its full potentials.
Maitama Sule said the youths must be the vanguard of the bloodless revolution, which he said will involve re-orientation and positive change.
The former Nigeria’s permanent representatives to the united nations, who made the call in Gombe at a seminar to mark the 20 years of the creation of Gombe state, said Nigeria requires the bloodless revolution of Mahatama Ghandi in India, and not a bloody one of Maotse Tung in china.
“We can have a revolution like that of Mao Tse Tung who killed so many millions, but he succeeded. We can have yet another type of revolution, that of Mahatma Ghandi who did a non-violent revolution and he was able to succeed. Let’s do that of Mahatma Ghandi, we will make it,” he said.
“We have problems in this country today but we shall overcome. The youth are the panacea to our ills, the solution to our problems, vehicle of change and vanguard of the revolution. I am not calling for a bloody revolution; I am calling for a bloodless revolution, reorientation, change of mind. And we can do it.
“People have been calling for the restructuring of the country, allow the country to go its way. I don’t pray for that, I don’t believe in that. It is not for nothing that God has put us together, different tribes, cultures and different climatic conditions. We all need God together, He has a purpose for us,” he said.
Opposing calls for restructuring of Nigeria, Maitama Sule said Nigeria was a divine creation, while describing those arguing that crisis in Nigeria was due to regional differences as being ignorant of the tenet of their religions.