Osinbajo tackles South East leaders over Biafra secession politics

Yemi Osinbajo

TheNewsGuru.com reports the meeting came after some prominent Northern youth associations on Tuesday after a joint meeting tagged "Kaduna Declaration" issued a serious threat to Igbos residing in the region to vacate on or before October 1 (Nigeria's Independence Day) 2017 or face physical attacks.

Osinbajo stated this Tuesday while meeting with a cross section of leaders from northern Nigeria at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja.

"I want to just emphasise that government will take very seriously any attempts to cause violence or to disrupt the peace of this country", he said. It is also the aspiration of the Constitution to ensure a country in which, and I quote, "loyalty to the nation shall override sectional loyalties". Hateful, incendiary speech, opening floodgates of blood.

Every stone thrown in the market place will hit targets that are not even intended.

The acting President added: "There is no doubt on the resolve of government not to allow anyone get away with hate speeches and divisive words".

"And it is the responsibility of the Government to create the conditions for the attainment of these ideals".

More recently, according to the Acting President, General Abubakar's contributions and intervention in midwifing a peaceful transition from a ruling party to an opposition party after the 2015 elections, reflects his deep sense of patriotism, service to nation and commitment to Nigeria's progress and development. We can not develop a country that is not in the first place safe and secure for all its people.

The meeting is being attended by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives' Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali and Interior Minister, Abdurahman Dambazzau.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja when he briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, which was presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

"At 4 pm today (Wednesday), he is going to address leaders from the South Eastern part of the country".

Mohammed said, "The call for secession and call for people from certain parts of the country to relocate from regions are generally very disquieting voices".

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