Buhari Cautions Politicians On Divisive Utterances
President Muhammadu Buhari, onn Wednesday in Abuja cautioned political actors to shun acts of incitement that could lead to the disintegration of Nigeria.
Speaking when he launched the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration Emblem with N10 million for the welfare of Nigerian veterans and fallen heroes, the President reminded politicians that there would be no country to lead if Nigeria disintegrates.
At the launch which took place before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, Buhari’s media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the president also appealed to political actors to be decorous in their conduct and utterances with a view to averting the plague of disunity.
‘‘We would have no country to lead if our acts of deliberate incitement lead to the disintegration of our dear nation,’’ he quoted him as saying, adding: “Let us put Nigeria first and realise that in every contest there must be one winner.” According to him, Buhari reminded the nation that the celebration was a painful reminder of the perils of war and the need for the nation to avoid a recurrence.
‘‘The celebration forcefully reminds us of the resolve of our citizens to remain in one united country, Nigeria.
‘‘It also points out the fact that we had been through a bitter and unfortunate war that led to the loss of millions of our compatriots and the need to do all within our powers to avoid a reoccurrence of war,’’ he was further quoted to have said.