Oyegun advises politicians against unguarded utterances

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ABUJA –  Chief Odigie Oyegun, National Chairman, All Progressives (APC), has advised politicians shun utterances that could disrupt peaceful co-existence among different ethnic nationalities country.

Oyegun gave advice Abuja Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Archbishop Abuja Diocese.

He said that out desperation capture or retain ; some politicians were making inflammatory statements that could have long-term negative implication unity and progress country.

He urged politicians to stop playing the blame game considering the high level of insecurity the country.

He called politicians, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite against the common enemy of Nigeria, stressing that it required the collective efforts of all to fight terrorism.


“ Nigerians unite to face this reality, it is a pan-Nigeria problem, and therefore, all hands must be on deck to fight in Nigeria’’, Oyegun said.

He added that Nigeria was going through a very difficult period in its history, saying “it is divided by poverty, religion and political differences.’’

He said the visit was to seek prayers and spiritual guidance for the new leadership of the APC.

“My appeal to the Cardinal is that the be spoken to all of us either in or those aspiring to be in .’’

Responding, Onaiyekan advised politicians to play the game in a rational and peaceful way, adding that political differences not be a reason for rancour

He said that the basic principles, values and rule of democracy should be protected at all costs for sustainable .

The Cardinal warned that Boko Haram was a symptom of a wider disease which if not properly addressed, could result to another challenge. (NAN)