Acting President, Professor Yemi
Osinbajo, almost lost his cool on Saturday, as he vowed to ensure that
Nigeria remains as one indivisible entity.
The Acting President spoke in Ibadan,
the Oyo State capital, at the wedding ceremony of the former Interim
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief
Bisi Akande’s daughter, Wuraola, and Dr. Olawale Solabia.
Osinbajo, called on those giving out 3-months quit notice order to bury the idea, but work for peace and unity of Nigeria.
He made the call on the heels of the
ultimatum issued by Northern youths on Igbos, to relocate from their
region, before October 1, this year.
He pointed out that quarrels and
agitations can come up at any time, but insisted that the most important
thing was for them to give peace a chance and work in unity.
He said: “Today is a special one for
Wale and Wura. Marriage is a very large institution that requires a lot
of prayers. It is the same marriage that nations go through.
“Our nation has been in marriage for a
while now. Sometimes there are quarrels within that marriage. Sometimes
there is disagreement. What is important is that you must remain
together. You must remain united.”
Post-Nigeria recalls, that leaders
across the country have been reacting to the rise in the ethnic tension
across the country, following a declaration by 16 Northern youth groups
on Tuesday, in Kaduna, giving an ultimatum to the Igbos, to leave the
North before October 1.
The groups had based their position on
the sit-at-home that was observed across the South-East, penultimate
week, on the orders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the
Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, while
condemning the quit notice to the Igbos, also ordered for the arrest of
the leaders of the groups.
The Northern Governors Forum, condemned the move as well, through its Chairman, Governor Kashim Shettima, of Borno State.
On Friday, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji
Abdulmumini Kabir, assured the Igbos of safety of their lives and
property in the North, vowing to sacrifice the last drop of his blood to
protect all Nigerians living in the State.
Also, on Friday, the Governor of Sokoto
State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, advised Nigerians to avoid
inflammatory remarks capable of causing disunity among the people.
Tambuwal was speaking when he hosted
members of the resident communities at the Annual Iftar breaking of
fast, organised by the State Government