Why Nigeria must remain united — Akande

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By Akeem Abas

Ibadan –  Chief Bisi Akande, a former governor of and pioneer Interim Chairman of All Progressives (APC), has appealed to those agitating for Nigeria’s break-up to bury such thought.
Akande made the appeal Monday in Ibadan during the inauguration of a project owned by Chief Adebayo Adelabu, a former CBN deputy governor and APC governorship candidate in the 2019 elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports Akande, alongside other prominent Nigerians, were in Ibadan for the 50th anniversary of Adelabu.
He said allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to bloodshed and avoidable civil war would further decimate the .
Akande called those agitating for a Yoruba nation to bury the idea, saying the nation couldn’t afford to witness another war.
“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.
“Yoruba be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break,” he said.
He said Nigeria was a product of war, adding the country came into existence after Yoruba had gone into 100 years of wars.
According to the former governor, most African countries and western world envy Nigeria because the country is the
heartbeat of Africa.
Akande said that francophone countries across the world have been praying for Nigeria to break because they weren’t comfortable with the country’s strength.
“Those tormenting Nigeria are doing so because they are products of failed . It is a difficult task to stop crimes, particularly in a corrupt society.
that some Nigerians are talking about breaking because of difficulties, they didn’t know that a man who can endure collapse and . Only enduring country can stay,” he said.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of State, who inaugurated the project, commended Adelabu, saying the project would meet the yearnings of jobless youths in the state and Nigeria.
He said that Adelabu had embarked -oriented aimed at providing employment for the youth in State, Nigeria and Africa.
Earlier, Adelabu said that his defeat in the 2019 election was only a delay and denial.
Adelabu said that his loss in the election was a blessing in disguise, adding that it would make him a better governor than he would have been in 2019.
He said that his interest in the governorship was still very much alive, promising to double his efforts in 2023.
NAN reports that the event was attended by Dr Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State and Chief Moses Adeyemo, former deputy governor of State.
Others were Chief Akin Oke, APC Chairman in State, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, Mr Segun Odebunmi, among other dignitaries.(NAN)