By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Nigerians have continued to laud former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Alhaji Akitu Abubakar for his expression that Nigeria belongs to everyone and not some group of individuals who incite youth against each other.
This is coming after a statement he made and signed at the weekend in Abuja where he advised that the state of origin clause should be removed from the country’s constitution if Nigerians are to live in unity.
According to him, it is still mysterious that some group of people are asking others to vacate their region, making it look like the country has already been divided.
The former VP told those concerned (the vacating order) not to take the threat notice seriously.
Speaking to the New Nigerian Mr. Luke Obi Amadi, a spare-parts dealer in Kaduna, told this reporter that he was born in Jos, Plateau State and has spent his life and done business in the Northern part of the country, adding that his four children were all born in the region. For him, Akitku statements were coming at the right time, stating it will help to stabilize the heated polity.
On his party, Mr. Kanayo Agbafe wondered why men of honour and integrity like the APC chieftain were not often listened to, stressing the need that they are the kind of leaders the North needs.
“People like Atiku are full-blown and fledged Nigerians and should be respected” he concluded.
On her part Mrs. Nnamdi Eze a petty trader advised people from her region to also make statement that will not divide the nation as every Nigerian is one.