Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent comments about the state of Nigeria’s unity.
Osinbajo had Sunday remarked that there are cracks that could lead to a break up of the nation if not carefully addressed.
He, however, said efforts to mend the cracks might be opposed, but such opposition would be defeated with focus and consistent prayers.
The ACF, in an interview with The Punch, admitted that indeed there were cracks in the nation, but noted that it was in the Vice President’s place to calm the nerves rather than making pronouncements that could worsen the situation.
“The cracks are unhealthy, but we expect the Vice President to calm nerves and not make a pronouncement that will aggravate the situation,” said Emmanuel Yawe, ACF National Publicity Secretary.
“The ACF is hopeful that Nigeria will overcome its current travails as it did in the past and even overcame a fratricidal war to break up Nigeria. To do this, Nigerian leaders like Osinbanjo should watch their words.”