Olisa Agbakoba Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has told President Bola Tinubu to unite Nigerians by meeting with the leaders of sub nationalities across the country if he wants anything positive to happen.
Agbakoba who spoke on Arise TV noted that the country is more divided now than ever before and there must be intentional effort to unite Nigerians.
“The country is so divided that nothing can happen without President Tinubu making a big attempt to unite Nigerians. I will suggest that he calls a meeting of sub nationalities of Nigeria, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Arewa, PANDEF, Middle Belt, etcetera.
“I talk about these groups, because these people have a very strong hold on their ethnic sub-nationalities. If that happens and it is successful, that will afford him (Tinubu) the platform to unleash some big programmes,” Agbakoba said.
He added, “I mentioned the leaders of sub national entities in Nigeria, because they control culture and ethnic validity, look at Edwin Clark in Niger Delta, look at Arewa, look at Ohanaeze, and look at Afenifere. If Tinubu uses them he can calm the situation because that is what will make him have conversation to deliver good governance.
The SAN also advised that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu be released for the sake of unity.
“There is no reason to detain Nnamdi Kanu. It is just heating up the polity. I will say that whatever it is, draw a line on the ground and say, Nnamdi Kanu, so long as you are doing what you are doing within the constitution, you are expressing a desire for Biafra, not causing trouble, go ahead.
“I am an Igbo man, I don’t support it, so, what makes people think that Nnamd Kanu’s fight for Biafra will necessarily resonate but it is because the government used the wrong method by putting him in prison, and it has become an issue. I will be the first to say Nnamdi Kanu you are pardoned, all charges are dropped. That will lower the temperature that we speak about.” he said.
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