By Adeola Badru
As the clamour for Yoruba self-determination is gathering momentum, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mogaji Olasunkunmi Tegbe, has advised those making the move to have a rethink, adding that, secession could not effectively solve the security challenges in the southwest.
He urged them to dissipate their energy on other ways to make the country more united to battle the insecurity from all fronts.
Tegbe, in his Easter message to Nigerians, made available to Vanguard yesterday said: “They should rather channel their agitation towards quality governance and devolution of power. They should make their leaders more accountable.”
“We have what it takes to bounce back; We will survive this trying time. Let all our leaders come together and chart a new path for the country. We must be united.”
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“This season is about love and self-sacrifice for the good of others, which are the essences of the Easter celebration, as exemplified by our Lord Jesus Christ. He made a sacrifice for our sins.”
“Let’s come together as one indivisible entity to salvage Nigeria. This is not the best time to call for self-determination. The agitators should act politely by managing issues maturely and not calling for secession.”
“These lessons of Easter and other injunctions on brotherly love, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, honesty, humility, justice, equity and fairness to all are of particular importance to us as a nation as we continue to strive for a better Nigeria.”
“Easter is not only about winning and dining. It is an occasion to show love to one another. We should, therefore, eschew any divisive tendency, violence and other things that are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Let us sustain our prayers for peace to continue to reign in Nigeria,” Tegbe said.
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