Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his group to forget about their ambition for another country out of Nigeria, stressing that it is too late for Nigeria to break up now.
Fayose said that what is needed now is dialogue by all sections of the country to resolve various agitations, adding that the Wednesday meeting of Governors of the South-East states with Kanu had provided a veritable platform, which all Igbos must key into otherwise they would remain guinea pig in Nigeria.
The governor also called on the Federal Government to allow political solutions to agitations by Nigerians as against the use of brute force even as he asked for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation because it is too late for Nigeria to disintegrate.
A statement in Ado Ekiti today, Thursday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted governor Fayose as expressing happiness that Southeast governors have realized that they cannot ignore their own in times like these as agitation is normal and must not be ignored, “although the approach should be handled with caution.”
Governor Fayose blamed the actions and utterances of President Muhammadu Buhari for the agitations going on in the country, adding: the father figure of this country is President Buhari and if his language does not represent unity, there will be agitations like we are witnessing now.
“A father figure rallies even the bad boys in his house. His utterances and actions when he became President were against the unity of this country.
“How can a president say that he will only attend to the needs of those who gave him 97 per cent 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.”