Bola Tinubu has spoken on Nigeria breaking up.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Bola Tinubu, has warned that Nigeria risks another war if it breaks up.
This online news platform understands that Tinubu made this comment while speaking at a special Ramadan prayer in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Sunday, May 2.
The APC National Leader noted that Nigeria is better as one country, adding that secession is “not acceptable to us” and that he has nowhere to go if Nigeria breaks up.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, stressed that the country cannot afford another war as it is still suffering the effects of the civil war.
The former governor said: “God will not allow Nigeria to experience it (war). If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq,” he said.
“Such war does not end in time. We are yet to recover from the civil war. We are better together.
“I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate; it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”
Meanwhile, NewsOne Nigeria reports that Tinubu’s statement is coming at a time there have been sustained calls for Nigeria’s breakup from both the proponents of a Biafran government and other aggrieved citizens.