Osinbajo Reads Riot Act To Biafra Agitators, Others
Nigeria's continued existence as a sovereign and independent nation will not be truncated by a few misguided people.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is determined to keep Nigeria as ONE.
The idea of breaking into parts seems to repulse him.
That is why he has warned again all those agitating for Biafra including the northern youth groups that issued quit notice to Igbo risked jail terms as they violated Nigeria’s laws.
Osinbajo gave the warning when he held a meeting with traditional rulers from Igbo land at the Presidential Banquet Hall in Abuja, on Sunday.
He said that the manner of the agitations, method and objective were wrong, unlawful and clearly violated the nation’s Constitution.
“I want to repeat that both the agitations for secession and the ultimatum to leave the northern states are wrong and a violation of our Constitution.
“Our Constitution says in Section 2 that Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name `The Federal Republic of Nigeria’.
“That is the law of our country. Let us not be in any doubt about the fact that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that our country remains united.
“And, anyone who violates the law in the manner such as we are seeing all over the place will be met with the full force of the law,” Osinbajo warned.
He added: “The reason why it is so is because for Nigeria’s unity, enough blood has been spilled and many hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost.’’
The acting president recalled that many Nigerians had paid the supreme price to keep the country united, saying that “it will be wrong for men and women of goodwill in this generation to toy with those sacrifices that had been made”.