The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that in spite of the recent agitations and issues that greatly rocked the foundations of Nigeria’s unity, the country will not breakup.
He said this in Abuja while presenting his address at an event to mark his 78th birthday during the weekend.
“My message is to our people nationwide. The pride that you feel when you walk out and say you are a Nigerian, backed up by 170 million people and hopefully backed up by an economy that will bring us back to growth, to stability, to development.
“The pride that each and every one will feel is greater than the attempt to disintegrate us into tiny, mini-republics; that will not happen.
“Yes, these are very challenging times; no question about it.
“The foundation of our nation is being rocked very greatly.
“We promised change but quite frankly, change of the immediacy that we promised has inevitably run against the kind of fight-back that we are having today.
“The powers of darkness are taking advantage of this to fight back in such a massive way that they are beginning to threaten the very foundations of our nation. But let me say this with all the emphasis at my command that change there must be, this nation will stay united”, Odigie-Oyegun said.
The APC chairman also said that while the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was acutely aware of the challenges faced by citizens, the current administration remained solidly focused on the task of building a new foundation for the country and delivering on election promises to the electorate.