Southern senators preach unity
Senators from the southern region, under the aegis of Southern Senators Forum, have called on Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue in settling all differences, rather than threatening division and war.
They made the call in an Eidel-Kabir message to Muslims by the forum’s Chairman, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, (APC, Ekiti Central).
The senators said the country’s diversity has been its greatest strength, respect and reckoning in global politics, maintaining that Nigeria has immeasurable dividends to savour in staying united than disintegrating into fragments.
They commended Nigerian Muslims for their contributions to the stability and urged them to sustain the tempo for Nigeria to regain its strength economically, politically and in all ramifications.
The lawmakers noted that the country has nothing to gain with the deafening war-drums being beaten over secession agitations in some quarters.
They said such demands could still be achieved through dialogue, understanding and mutual respect.
They urged Muslims to pray fervently for Allah to rescue the nation from the dungeon of kidnappings, carnages of multifaceted dimensions and the threat of secession.
“This is the most challenging time for this nation and we need God’s urgent intervention to rescue us from this unpalatable situation.
“This is not the time for blame-game or exchange of tantrums on the basis of ethnicity, politics and religion that can exacerbate already tensed condition and stoke the embers of disunity amongst our diverse ethnic nationalities,” Bamidele said.