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Sunday, 15 October 2017

FG causing Anxiety In the Country with its Actions - Prof Banji Akintoye says

Chairman of political committee of Afenifere, Professor Banji Akintoye, has retariate his stands that President Buhari is responsible for the fuelling of secessionist agitations given his words and body language towards those calling for restructuring of Nigeria.

Prof. Akintoye, a renowned historian, in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune said that the things being said by officials of the federal government were creating the impression that “there is hard determination to hold on to the status quo and that is creating anxiety across the country.” 

According to Akintoye, going by President Muhammadu Buhari’s statements, those calling for restructuring were the ones provoking secessionist sentiment in the country.

He opines that Buhari's body language on calls for restructuring is not encouraging; stating that Nigerians were sure that the government was not ready to restructure the country.

In his words: “What is generating secessionist agitations is that people are sure that the federal government is determined not to change anything, in spite of the fact that they made the promise that they were going to change and do restructuring.” 

Akintoye also reacted to the claim by former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, that Yorubas had always had secessionist tendencies, noting that the records were clear that the southwest “has never asked to be allowed to secede from Nigeria". He said.

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