President Muhammadu Buhari has mentioned that he was a part of the wrestle to maintain Nigeria as one indivisible entity.
He made the declare in his democracy day speech on Wednesday in Abuja.
The assertion is coming at a time when the president is accused of nepotistic and tribal appointments which favour the northern a part of the nation.
It’s also coming at a time when he’s accused of being silent in 1993 when the June 12 common elections have been annulled.
Buhari mentioned, “I used to be concerned at shut quarters within the wrestle to maintain Nigeria one. I can, due to this fact, do no more than dedicating the remainder of my life to work for the unity of Nigeria and upliftment of Nigerians.
“In 2002-2003 campaigns and elections, I travelled by street to 34 of the 36 states of the Federation. This yr I travelled by air to all 36 states of the Federation.
“Earlier than and through my time within the Armed Forces and in authorities, I’ve interacted with Nigerians of all ages and persuasions and completely different shades of opinion over a interval of more than fifty years. And my agency perception is that our folks above all need to stay in peace and concord with their fellow Nigerians. They need a possibility to higher themselves in a secure atmosphere.
“Many of the situations of inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence have been and are nonetheless because of sponsorship or incitements by ethnic, political or spiritual leaders hoping to learn by exploiting our divisions and fault strains, thereby weakening our nation.”