A Former Minister of Aviation, and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned that if the security situation is not improved, it could lead to a civil war.
According to him, Nigeria is on the brink of war, and only coming together to reach a proper solution can stop the nation from the war.
“It is time for us to come together as a nation in order to avert a civil war,” said the PDP stalwart while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“This country is on the brink of war; the security situation is so bad that it’s not just good enough for us to get up and be throwing stones… We’ve got to proffer solutions to the problems that we are all facing.
“This country is divided now, divided into regional, ethnic and religious lines; we cannot run away from that fact… There is no point in going on about who is right and who is wrong; it’s time for us to come together to talk to one another.
“Northerners should talk to Southerners, southerners should talk to northerners, Christians should talk to Muslims, APC should talk to PDP and APGA should be included and anybody else who is a leader, every stakeholder in this country must come together because what we are facing is a situation which might cause a very brutal, bloody civil war,” Fani-Kayode opined.
Recall that the former aviation minister was spotted with some ruling All Progressives Congress members, and claims regarding his decamp circulated. Still, the former minister noted that he was only discussing political matters with his friends.
He said the meeting allowed them to work together to build bridges within the political sphere.
Fani-Kayode maintained that he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party but only related with his friends from the opposing party. He stated that he has close friends on both sides and believed in the “cross-fertilization of ideas” to j result positively.