A pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, on Monday, appealed to those agitating for Nigeria’s break-up to bury such thought.
He made the call in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the inauguration of a project owned by Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the party‘s governorship candidate in the 2019 elections in the state.
Akande, who is a former governor of Osun State, said that allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to bloodshed and avoidable civil war that would further decimate the people.
He urged those agitating for a Yoruba nation to bury the idea, saying the nation couldn’t afford to witness another war.
“Those agitating for the Yoruba nation should have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.
“Yoruba will be in a war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break,” he said.
The APC chieftain said Nigeria was a product of war, adding that the country came into existence after the Yoruba people had gone into 100 years of wars.
According to him, most countries in Africa and beyond envy Nigeria because it was the heartbeat of the continent.