Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, on Monday advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to take the letter written to him by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in bad light, but act on it swiftly.
He said the state of the nation’s security no doubt calls for serious attention and active measure from stakeholders in the country.
Recall that Obasanjo had in his letter to Buhari enumerated the huge security challenges in the land, proposed some solutions and asked Buhari to act now so that Nigeria can remain one.
But the letter activated a fresh wave of controversy, with notable personalities taking various positions.
However, Adebanjo in a statement, on Monday, implored President Buhari to move swiftly on Obasanjo’s message in order to ensure that the nation is not disunited with security challenge besieging in.
His words: “I endorse what Obasanjo has said a hundred per cent. The situation in the country has got to a critical point that needs immediate attention. It is not a question of we shall do this or we are doing this. The thing has got to a boiling point.
“The situation in the country has got to a position where we have to decide two things: are we going to do restructuring now or we are going to do de-amalgamation? It has come to that stage. We are talking of restructuring because we believe under restructuring we can take care of our security if we do it properly then we can stay together. Anything that is not immediate now is just praying for time.
“Mr. President must do something positive immediately to show that he wants to keep the country together and all the complaints he sees to it. They are killing us right, left and centre; kidnapping us; no arrest has been made, not to talk of prosecution. You want to beat us and ask us not to cry?”
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