Senate President, Lawan reveals those who want Nigeria divided
Ahmad Lawan, President of Nigeria’s senate has disclosed that the elites are the ones pushing for country’s breakup.
This disclosure was made by the senate president while addressing newsmen on Saturday.
Lawan stated that ordinary citizens believe that the country should remain as one contrary to calls for secession.
Speaking with newsmen in his hometown in Yobe, Lawan said I believe that majority of Nigerians believe that they should stay together – and I mean the ordinary Nigerians.
“These are people who believe in the unity of this country. But the elites is where the pr0oblem is.
“The elites will tell you0, no, we have to secede. I believe that we should be fair to the multitude of Nigerians – those ordinary people of Nigeria.”
The senate president added the masses also desire to be led properly — and “we must give them a fair leadership.”
He said grievances of those calling for secession should always be addressed but added a caveat: “That is not likely to be the most popular position of the people from any part of the country.”
“So, I believe that unity of this country is non-negotiable,” he said.
Lawan’s statement re-echoes the views of President Muhammadu Buhari who has insisted that Nigeria is stronger together than apart.