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Let’s not divide Nigeria – Atiku, tells Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, others

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 11, 2019, 04:53:08 AM
By Nwafor Sunday

With the reported cases of marginalization, insecurity, alleged socio-injustice and a call for secession by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to perish the thought of dividing the country, noting that ‘God made us Nigerians for a purpose’.

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Atitku Abubakar

Disclosing this in his goodwill message, Atiku admonished Nigerians to sacrifice for the country, noting that the feast of Eid al-Adha was a reminder for all of us to make sacrifices for the betterment of humanity.

Recall that the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had asked the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to let the Igbo separate from Nigeria.

He accused the federal government of marginalizing the Igbo and favoring other parts of the country. He equally called Nigeria a ‘zoo’, inscribing and using fable to describe Nigeria Political system.

Irked with his modus-operandi, the federal government described as treasonable felony his statements and proscribed the organization.

In view of the above development, Atiku begged Nigerians not to divide the country.

His words,

“Sacrifice To God For The Good of Others Is The Spirit of Eid al-Adha

During Eid al-Adha, we honour the submission of the Patriarch, Prophet Ibrahim to the wish of Almighty Allah to sacrifice his son. This feast is, therefore, a reminder for all of us to make sacrifices for the betterment of humanity.

There are happenings across the globe that tell us that the world is in dire need of love and peace. Our dear fatherland, Nigeria is currently at a crossroads. Tensions strew our nation and never have we been in dire need of love for our neighbour as today. Thus, my message to the nation as we celebrate Eid al-Adha s that we all have to sacrifice for the good of Nigeria.

Everybody cannot sacrifice everything for Nigeria, but everyone can sacrifice something for her to move forward from the place of anger, bitterness, distrust and disunity.

I urge all Nigerians of faith to remember that God made us all Nigerians for a purpose. If He wanted to, God could have made us into many distinct nations. But in His wisdom, He made us all into one corporate, indivisible country. We must accept that we are not wiser than our Creator. Therefore, let us perish every thought of dividing Nigeria and focus our energies on reviving our fatherland.

We should be willing to sacrifice for future generations of Nigerians who will not even be around to thank us. In my opinion, the first sacrifice we have to implement is to make Nigeria an equitable society where justice flourishes. Every cry of marginalisation will be silenced when the aggrieved see that there is national assimilation.

Let us remember that Prophet Ibrahim left an inheritance and that is the cause of the celebration today. If we profess the faith of Ibrahim, we must likewise sacrificially manage our economy in a way that serves not just the present elite’s interests, but the interest of successive future generations.

Most importantly, at a leadership level, we ought to make sacrifices, the most immediate being to ensure that the fundamental rights of citizenry is respected and not repressed.

I wish all Nigerians a happy Eid al-Adha. I wish I could be in every Nigerian home to share my Sallah feast with you and your families, but as that is not possible, permit me to send my love into all homes in this country to wish you the best today, tomorrow and forever.”

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Re: Let’s not divide Nigeria – Atiku, tells Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, others

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 11, 2019, 05:04:40 AM
Before now, I used to be a die-hard supporter of Atiku, the Wazirin Adamawa, whom I believed is a democrat and a patriotic and responsible politician and leader. But the events of the last few months have forced me to have a rethink.
What forced me to rethink my support for Atiku is his stoic silence on the activities of the killer Fulani herdsmen.
The man has simply TOTALLY avoided condemning the killer herdsmen, to issue strong worded press releases to warn and caution them and their sponsors in Nigeria.

Every leader of worth in Nigeria has issued statements condemning these herdsmen, but not Atiku.
Which makes me to start thinking...

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Re: Let’s not divide Nigeria – Atiku, tells Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, others

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 11, 2019, 05:24:02 AM
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I urge all Nigerians of faith to remember that God made us all Nigerians for a purpose. If He wanted to, God could have made us into many distinct nations. But in His wisdom, He made us all into one corporate, indivisible country. We must accept that we are not wiser than our Creator. Therefore, let us perish every thought of dividing Nigeria and focus our energies on reviving our fatherland.

This is NOT true, of course.

God did NOT create Nigeria, or make anyone Nigerian. Frederick Lugard and crew did; precisely in 1914.
And ever since they did that, the country has failed to unite. That is a whopping 105 years!
The country has been caged by force for all of those years. But people are now waking up to demand true independence.

Pray, tell me, why is Nigeria unable to provide the most basic essential infrastructure: electricity, potable water, adequate healthcare, and above all PEACE and SECURITY in all those years?
When would these be available to the unfortunate human beings in that country?

What is most provocative, and insulting, is that people who should be shouting and condemning marauding killer herdsmen are stoically silent about their activities, but then get suddenly vocal whenever the issue of Nigeria's unity or division comes up.
They suddenly start making this insulting statement about Nigeria being "indivisible", hoping that sane folks would forget their silence on the evils committed by armed herdsmen who remain armed and above the law till date.

Honestly, as an Igbo person, it has dawned on me that Nigeria's "unity" is NOT in my interest, because it is the unity of cruelty, injustice, oppression, jihad, theft of resources, deprivation, murder, ethnic chauvinism, religious hegemony, wicked conspiracy, pure hate, and everything evil in-between all these.

God, The Holy One of Israel and the Ancient of Days, is resolutely just and represents purest form of love.
How can any sane person associate God with the evil that Nigeria has been?
Anyone with the slightest hint of the spirit of God would be offended by Nigeria.

The only prayer about Nigeria that God has been entertaining, and will likely answer, soon, is that of total disintegration of that "Lugardian contraption", and the emergence of just and "at peace" nations where love rules.
Nations that value human life and protects the rights and lives of her citizens. 

There has to be a limit to delusion and self deceit.

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