After Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said cracks in the country could lead to its breakup should not be taken for granted, the Arewa Consultative Forum replied him.
The Forum said the Vice President should not make statements that would worsen tension in the country, after admitting to what the Vice President said.
On the contrary, the socio-political groups such as Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the Pan Niger Delta Forum, on Monday, said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s warning should not be taken for granted, The Punch reports.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and PANDEF, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, supported the Vice-President, saying Nigerians could not continue to live in denial.
On the the statement and the actual person that made the statement, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who represented the VP at an interdenominational church service in Abuja on Sunday to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary said:
“Our walls are not yet broken, but there are obvious cracks that could lead to a break, if not properly addressed.” At the service, the SGF read Osinbajo’s speech.
While reacting to the situation, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, agreed with the Vice President that cracks in Nigeria could lead to its breakup.
Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary and acting Secretary General of Ohanaeze, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, who spoke to one of our correspondents, said the Vice President’s concerns weren’t different from what other Nigerians had been saying.
Achi-Okpaga said government was not making efforts to address the problems, adding that prayers were not enough.