The Arewa Consultative Forum, a northern socio-political group, has chided the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo over his statement regarding the imminent breakup of Nigeria if the cracks in the country are not addressed.
While the ACF group urged Osinbajo to desist from making such a statement as it is capable of increasing tension in the land, it however
acknowledged the presence of unhealthy cracks in the country.
Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, at an interdenominational church service in Abuja on Sunday to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, said, “Our walls are not yet broken, but there are obvious cracks that could lead to a break, if not properly addressed.”
At the service, the SGF read Osinbajo’s speech.
The northern body acknowledged that the cracks in the country were unhealthy, but noted that the nation would overcome such.
The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe while reacting to Osinbajo’s statement, in an interview with ThePunch urged other Nigerian leaders to “watch their words”.
The ACF’s spokesman said, “The cracks are unhealthy, but we expect the Vice President to calm nerves and not make a pronouncement that will aggravate the situation.
“The ACF is hopeful that Nigeria will overcome its current travails as it did in the past and even overcame a fratricidal war to break up Nigeria. To do this, Nigerian leaders like Osinbanjo should watch their words.”
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