Former presidential aspirant and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has stated that Nigeria’s unity can be negotiated.
Mr. Atiku said this in Abuja on Thursday, while launching the book titled Remaking Nigeria: Sixty years, Sixty Voices.
Also in attendance was Pius Anyim and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi.
He said, “I find it amusing when people declare Nigeria’s unity as fixed and non-negotiable while doing everything in their power to destroy that fragile unity.
“Nothing in the relationships among peoples is fixed for eternity. You cannot declare your marriage as non-negotiable while doing everything to sow seeds of discord in that same marriage.
“You can whip groups of people into forming a country but you cannot whip them into forming a nation. Nations are built through conscious or even unconscious agreement by peoples who believe that being together is, on balance, more beneficial than being apart.”