- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again lambasted those calling for the breakup of Nigeria
- Obasanjo said that those clamouring for secession are too young to understand what war is
- The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had on Thursday, July 6 issued the warning while reacting to Obasanjo’s call that he should be stopped for agitating for Biafra
Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has restated that those agitating for the breakup of Nigeria are wrong.
NAIJ.com gathered that Obasanjo, who made the remark while condemning those calling for the breakup of the country, noted that the problem of the country was not in its structure, but in the ‘mentality’ of its citizens.
Speaking in Lagos on Thursday July 6, the former President said he prays for a change of mentality by the agitators.
Obasanjo said:“If he had a magic wand, I would make one wish that God should change our mentality; I believe that is the problem of this country.”
He advised Nigerians not to be deceived by those calling for war, noting that they had not witnessed one before.
The former President went on to state that his wish was for the country to remain as one.
“Anybody who thinks Nigeria is going to be breaking up is wrong,” he said.
He, however, stressed that the recent clamours for restructuring were legitimate.
“We need to do more about the equity of this country. We need to see ourselves as our brother’s keepers. We need to share our natural God-given resources together,” he said.
This is coming at a time when the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said Obasanjo will die if he makes any effort to stop the Biafra agitation.
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Kanu issued the warning while reacting to Obasanjo’s call that he should be stopped for agitating for Biafra.
Also, IPOB had yesterday accused the former President of plotting to assassinate Kanu and overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) accused former president, Olusegun Obasanjo of plotting to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, through military coup.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra: