The Presidency on Tuesday stated separatist agitators equivalent to Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Prof. Banji Akintoye, Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo are mercantile agents who’re handiest out for pecuniary gains.
Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Tuesday whereas giving a scorecard of the Buhari administration at an tournament organised by the All Progressives Congress APC Skilled Discussion board.
Igboho had recently unilaterally declared the South-West phase turned into once no longer phase of Nigeria.
At some level of his declaration, the self-acclaimed activist stated the predominant sources of Nigeria were in the palms of Northerners, stressing that Yorubas were being killed and their land taken over.
Dokubo additionally introduced institution of Biafra Feeble Authorities in which he integrated some parts of the South-East and South-South as phase of the territory.
Kanu has been worrying a separate instruct of Biafra.
Additionally, Professor Banji Akintoye, has insisted on the appearance of a Yoruba Republic, announcing that agitation for restructuring of Nigeria is simply too slack for Yoruba folks.
Nonetheless Shehu stated that the Buhari-led government can now not be intimidated or bullied into giving in to the threats of such agitators.
Describing them as mercantile agents who’re handiest out for pecuniary gains, the presidency stated Buhari would now not start the vaults to piece free money with anyone.
He stated, “On the solidarity of this nation and the requires secession and the insinuation that the presidency is now not speaking, the presidency has been speaking. And our device is clearly that this nation is one, is united, and by the grace of God will continue to be united.
“Research, one element with this President and the National Secretary of the occasion has stated a limited little bit of that, you may perhaps well’t intimidate Buhari. It is seemingly you’ll perhaps well now not bully him. These forms of of us which may perhaps additionally very successfully be calling for secession are the discipline of this nation and I am tickled that life like thought, life like voices are now rising. Is it now not handiest the day outdated to this we were studying Afenifere, the most credible faction of Afenifere announcing they weren’t for secession?
“The Ohanaze Ndigbo has stated this many times. So this element about secession is, they had oldschool it in the previous. You assemble secession and rupture up Nigeria and then you intimidate the sitting chief and then he opens the vaults and he brings money to determine on folks. President Buhari pays no person. He’s now not going to pay and now it is evident that having overlooked all of that, life like opinions are coming from these States and from these areas.
“Now, the element about the South-East is phase of the earlier dialog we handsome had now. Criminals are battling to assemble the higher hand however I expose you that no legal or terrorist is bigger than this nation. None of them is mightier than our defense power. This construction has been there. They were certificated and praised for World Warfare I, World Warfare II, they stabilise your total West Africa keep aside. Without Nigeria, would there be Liberia in its most modern assemble, would there be Sierra Leone in its most modern assemble, even Gambia? So handsome give it time and beef up and pray, we can rob in opposition to those forces.
“The governors in the South-West, now we have all heard them, they have gotten denounced all of these things. So it is some distance a sham. Nigerians want to be one, they want to continue. Yes, there are considerations and we’re hoping that as folks united and loving of one some other, we can approach together and resolve our considerations and that leads me to the next rely on, whether or now not there must be National Conference?
“What National Conference live larger than a parliament? Anybody who is a democrat at heart, in note in their beliefs they should always mediate in the tripartite construction of government. Governments which may perhaps additionally very successfully be democratic, there must be a parliament, the chief arm of the federal government and the judiciary, each being autonomous and cooperating with the loads of. We have an elected parliament, which mandate is to be the custodian of the sovereignty of the Nigerian folks.
“Research, a amount of these of us which may perhaps additionally very successfully be crying for this secession, are unelectable. Whereas you mediate you may perhaps well additionally very successfully be electable, plod around for a parliamentary seat whether or now not Dwelling of Representatives or Senate and approach and table an Amendment to the Structure.
“The process is ongoing as we talk now under the Deputy Senate President. They are calling for Memoranda, why can’t you most modern what you rob to have? So the scenario is that folks which may perhaps additionally very successfully be now not democrats desire a parallel parliament to be field up and this Structure would now not sight two parliaments in this nation. We have one parliament that is sovereign, that is the custodian of the sovereignty of the Nigerian folks. In case your member representing you has did now not most modern this save a query to that you rob to have whether or now not it is some distance a exchange of the construction at the instruct, local government or national stage pull him out four years after, don’t vote for him. Establish one other manual who will live what you rob to have. This is how democracy works, periodic elections.”