Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the former President of Nigeria, has stated that rebuilding the nation could only be a waste of time.
Jonathan noted that while reforming the nation would bring certain gains, the elites must de-emphasize problems that split the population between ethnic, tribal and political lines.
Jonathan points out that nepotism, race and lack of loyalty are among the problems that need to be resolved quickly before reform.
He said, “We cannot restructure without solving issues that polarize us which are nepotism, ethnic and religious differences and lack of patriotism,” Jonathan said at a media dialogue in Abuja on Thursday.
Jonathan further noted that the discussion on restructuring will not help the country except citizens restructure their minds.
“From Independence, the struggle was that politics was based on regions and there was this tension,” he added.
He lamented that the battle of who will produce the national leaders among religions is still hunting the country till today.
“Our conversation in this country is taking the dimension of a baby frog and baby snake. We are making our children hate themselves,” Jonathan warned.
The former president, however, opposed the twin concepts of a one-party structure and a one-party system of government.
“Let me state for the records that I strongly oppose both the philosophy and the idea of a one-party system as well as the unitary system of government. That cannot solve the problem,” he stated.