Atiku Abubakar has praised the return of President Muhammadu Buhari as am opportunity to move forward, begging Nigerians to help the president develop the country.
He said Buhari’s return is an opportunity to forget divisive issues surrounding his mysterious illness.
Atiku said Nigerians should unite behind the president and focus “on issues that unite us rather than those that divide us, and thereby distracting the President from attending to the tasks at hand.”
Atiku also asked politicians to stay away from promoting division in the country, saying, “a situation where Nigerians perceive one another as enemies rather than brothers who should be united by their common interests is unhealthy and inimical to our democracy.”
“In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.
“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood.”
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