Obasanjo Faults Call for Secession
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the country will continue to exist as one nation, despite various calls for secession.
Obasanjo stated this at the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Sunday Mbang, at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Friday.
He noted that although some forces are not happy to see the country’s continued co-existence, he said that such persons would continue to fail.
He added that the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing the country.
“Whatever happens, we will continue to work for the unity, peace, security and progress of this country,” he said. “Nigeria will continue to exist because the cost for us for Nigeria not to continue to exist is much more than the cost for us to make Nigeria continue to exist.
“There are many people – high and low – who can be described as enemies of Nigeria, but they will not win over those who are friends of Nigeria, Obasanjo said”
Recall that several secession calls were recently chaired by Sunday Igboho, agitator of the Yoruba Nation and Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
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