Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech in his nationwide address was against Nigeria’s unity.
President Buhari had said the way and manner various groups were agitating for cessation were a step too far, adding that it is only the national assembly that can grant such requests.
Fayose, who took to his Twitter page said ” A father figure rallies even the bad boys in his house. Utterances and actions of the President were against d unity of this country.
The father figure of this country is Buhari.If his language does not represent unity, there will be agitations like we have now.
How can a president say that he will only attend to the needs of those who gave him 97% vote and neglect others who didn’t vote for him? For Nigeria to move forward and in unity; there must be no sectionalism, there must be no oppression and there must be justice and equity.
He appealed to the federal government to find lasting solutions to the problem.
I appeal to the FG to allow political solutions to agitations by Nigerians as against the use of brute force, which, regrettably, has become the hallmark of this administration.
Even though it is too late for Nigeria to disintegrate, we do not need APC kind of restructuring.
He also commended the South East governors for the closed door meeting held with the acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu insisted his group stance on the coming Anambra governorship election, which he has asked them to boycott.
I commend Govs of the South-East states for their yesterday’s meeting with leader of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The meeting has provided a platform, which all Igbos must key into otherwise they will remain guinea pig as long as this country exists as agitations are normal and must not be ignored, although the approach should be handled with caution.
I’m particularly glad that S/E govs have come to the realisation that they cannot ignore their own.I urge them not to relent in their efforts to bring lasting peace and harmony to their region.
While commending Kanu for his humility in handling the issue, Fayose said he remained committed to restructuring.
While I also commend the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu for his display of humility and commitment to peace by attending the meeting.
I remain committed to the call for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation.I enjoin him to cooperate with leaders of the region going forward.