By: Pelumi Olajengbesi.
In light of recent happenings across the Nigerian polity, it is expedient to provide an informed opinion on the necessity of referendum as a tool for political engagement in Nigeria.
Though there have been ceaseless undercurrents of agitation on the creation of the state of Biafra over the years, there has been in the past few months a resurgence of the campaign, particularly since the incarceration (and subsequent release) of Nnamdi Kanu, a leading member of the Biafran Separatist organization, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Likewise, careless statements made by individuals (elites) and organisations on both sides of the divide on the secession agenda have only served as sparks to re-ignite already heated tensions. The recent call by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum for the Igbos to leave the northern part of Nigeria and