Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George has warned agitators for separation from the country to quit stirring trouble.
He said the the inflammatory comments of several ethnic groups is contributing to heating up tension in the country.
The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP issued his warning in a release titled, “Enough of the drum beats of war”.
On June 6, 2017, the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) issued a threatening declaration to Igbos living in the north to vacate the region before October 1, 2017.
The declaration has led to increased calls from the south east and south west groups too to break the country.
George warned that such talks will only lead to another civil war and asked for better cooperation for the sake of unity.
He said, “We must talk to each other. We must listen to each other. We must encourage an appreciation of each other’s unique asset. There is no strength in disunity. There is no value in the rupturing of our national fabric.
“The last civil war which provoked millions of deaths and incalculable destruction both in physical and in the moral psyche of the survivors must never be repeated again. The American Philosopher, George Santayana told us that ‘Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it’
“We must never repeat the darkness of our past. We must move forward with truth and certainty.
“There is no single nation in the history of the world that has survived two civil wars. We must stop and reflect. We must halt all these desperate agitations for mushroom ethnic colonies.
“The balkanization of our nation will not bode well for anyone. The former Yugoslavia and the defunct USSR are classic examples of ill-conceived peripheral pigmy states that can hardly survive on their own. Is this really what we want?”
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