Onochie was a member of the Delta Think-Tank to the National Constitutional Conference, held in Abuja in 2005.
He was also a former Nigerian envoy to Algeria and the Philippines.
He said that adopting the carrot and stick approach appeared to the best option for Nigeria to overcome its current security challenges.
“In line with the logic of my long standing position and platform, government should commence negotiations from strength, using carrots and sticks, with Boko Haram, bandits and ethnic protagonists nationwide.
Onochie argued that current developments in parts of the country demanded that government must rise to the occasion and embrace any option that would guarantee unity and peace.
He also pleaded with Nigerians to rally round the federal government in its efforts to promote national cohesion and surmount difficult challenges plaguing the nation.
“Our diversity is our greatest strength. The huge length, breadth and multitude of our ethnicities and diverse cultures must be the primary source of our indivisibility,’’he said
He, however expressed optimism, that Nigeria would overcome the situation and become great.
The analyst said that he was looking forward to being part of the solution in the next political dispensation, stressing that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear in lifting Nigeria again.
“I will reduce the high cost of living in our dear country by 32 per cent and subsequently, through the CBN and money deposit banks, increase the flow of business funding to the real sector of the economy.