- John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed why Nigeria will not breakup
- Odigie-Oyegun said President Muhammadu Buhari's administration solidly focused on the task of building a new foundation for the country
- He, however, said that the recent agitations has greatly rocked the foundations of country’s unity
John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has explained why Nigeria will not break up in spite of the recent agitations and issues that greatly rocked the foundations of country’s unity.
Odigie-Oyegun said President Muhammadu Buhari administration was acutely aware of the challenges faced by citizens. He maintained that the current administration remained solidly focused on the task of building a new foundation for the country and delivering on election promises to the electorate.
Channel Television reports that he made this known in Abuja while presenting his address at an event to mark his 78th birthday during the weekend.
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He said: ''The pride that each and every one will feel is greater than the attempt to disintegrate us into tiny, mini-republics; that will not happen.
''Yes, these are very challenging times; no question about it. ''The foundation of our nation is being rocked very greatly.
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''We promised change but quite frankly, change of the immediacy that we promised has inevitably run against the kind of fight-back that we are having today.
''The powers of darkness are taking advantage of this to fight back in such a massive way that they are beginning to threaten the very foundations of our nation. But let me say this with all the emphasis at my command that change there must be, this nation will stay united''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Odigie-Oyegun advised those he referred to as ‘merchants of hate’, to learn lessons from the Rwandan Civil War; as he stated that it would be much worse if war breaks out in Nigeria.
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