A second Republic politician and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Dakum Shown has stated that the North Central Nigeria can stand on its own as a country.
The elder statesman said northern governors had failed to keep the northern region together.
Shown told The Sun that the word, ‘Northern Nigeria’ is only a figment of imagination, saying that it does not exist.
“What is north? Where is the geographical location of the north, it lost it values long time ago when states were created. The north is just an imagination of your brain, there are so many things that the North East and the North West don’t agree on, and the North Central too disagree with the North East on so many things, so what is this idea of the North?
“For example, a Plateau person will trust an Igbo more than a Hausa man, so where is the North? I laugh when I hear people talk about the North.
“North Central can be a country on its own, we have everything to exist as a country, but no country exists in isolation.”