Nigeria Cannot Afford Another Civil War, Says Buhari
Written by City Radio on August 10, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting the interest of the country, saying, Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
Buhari made the call on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
The President stated that the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself, stressing that the CPC was founded on the bedrock of patriotism and loyalty to the unity of Nigeria.
While asking all members of the defunct CPC and political leaders to always be mindful of the larger picture by working towards preserving the unity, peace and integrity of the nation, Buhari thanked them for the merger that led to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He added, quote: “I am delighted to welcome the forum of State Chairmen of the former Congress for Progressives Change to State House today. I accord great significance to this visit as it demonstrates a determination and commitment to identify with our administration.
Describing the President as the “Patriarch of the CPC”, the Chairman of the Forum and former Chairman of the party in Niger State, Umar Shuaibu, said the party had maintained all its structures across the country.
He assured President Buhari of their loyalty, especially in the forthcoming elections,commended the President for providing strong leadership over the years, particularly in remaining balanced, fair and above board in electoral issues.