Elder statesman and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeke Ezeife, has once called for the restructuring of Nigeria into six geopolitical zones.
He also opined that Nigeria should go into referendum to decide if the nation will continue to remain as one or break up.
Ezeife also said the Southern Peoples Assembly, SPA, will soon meet to take a stand on whether the people of southern Nigeria will be part of 2019 general elections if the country was not restructured.
Ezeife made the comments, Tuesday, when he chaired the First Chinua Achebe International Conference organised by the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ezeife said: “Today, the centre cannot hold any longer in Nigeria. Are we going to watch things fall apart and allow Nigeria disintegrate?
“Today, all speeches have been going in the way of referendum. It has come to a stage where it’s clear that if nothing is done, there will be no more Nigeria.
“My appeal, therefore, is that all hands must be on deck and all brains at work, otherwise the country will exist no more. First, there must be restructuring. After that and we don’t like it, then any other things can come.”