- A representative at the National Assembly has blamed the agitation for Biafra on APC
- He argued that the ruling party's tendency to place one group or tribe above another led to the agitation for secession
- He also blamed the party for fueling division among Nigerians
A member of the National Assembly representing Remo Federal Constituency, Oladipupo Adebutu, has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the agitation for Biafra by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Adebutu, while speaking with journalist at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, said that APC has encouraged division among Nigerians by treating some groups lesser than the others.
He said: "The body language of APC tends to suggest that there is first class, second class and third class citizenry in Nigeria. To me, that has been the main reason fueling the Biafra agitation.”
He argued that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led government in the last 16 years had created an enabling environment and equal opportunity for Nigerians to thrive.
He insisted that the APC should be liable for the current woes being experienced by some sections of Nigeria.
“It has now become imperative that people of Nigeria should take cognizance of people they elect into offices.
“We have the similar situation in Ogun state where the government has been uncaring. We have seen wanton destruction of properties," he added.
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Meanwhile, Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has urged the federal government to commence probe into the activities of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to ascertain if he was among those sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.
The national coordinator of MACBAN, Garus Gololo, who made the call in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, while speaking with newsmen, noted that the activities of IPOB in recent times demonstrated that it was more of a danger to the unity of Nigeria than the clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.
According to him, the statement made by Saraki, faulting the proscription of the group by the federal government, was inciting and a clear signal that Saraki might be supporting the agitation by IPOB to divide Nigeria.
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