The President of the Nigerian Senate, Honourable Ahmad Lawan has singled out the Nigerian elite as those desiring to have the country divided.
Lawan stated this on Saturday in Yobe.
“I believe that majority of Nigerians believe that they should stay together – and I mean the ordinary Nigerians,” Lawan said in his hometown in Yobe state.
“These are people who believe in the unity of this country. But the elites is where the problem is.”
“The elites will tell you, no, we have to secede. I believe that we should be fair to the multitude of Nigerians – those ordinary people of Nigeria. So, I believe that unity of this country is non-negotiable,” he said.
The senate president added the masses also desire to be led properly — and “we must give them a fair leadership.”
He said grievances of those calling for secession should always be addressed but added a caveat: “That is not likely to be the most popular position of the people from any part of the country.”