Lawmaker Urges Nigerians To Embrace Unity


A House of Representatives member, Rep. Ajibola Famurewa (Osun-APC) has urged Nigerians embrace unity and continue to live together in peace and harmony.

Famurewa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that God Almighty had reason for bringing us together as a country.

God meant well for Nigeria as the constitution did not also allow secession.

According to him, God, who in His infinite mercy and wisdom wedded us together, knows why.

“Again, unfortunately our constitution, the one we are operating today doesn’t favour secession.

“I read it in history books in 1954 or thereabout when we were preparing for independence.

“The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo proposed that in our constitution, let there be a clause that can allow any part of this family to go away.

“The Sardauna of Sokoto also supported the move but the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe kicked against it.

“As fate would have it, Azikiwe’s position prevailed and that is what we have in our constitution today that nobody can go.’’

Famurewa warned that if anyone is making the move for secession he or she would be working against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“So if anybody is making that move, you are working against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“And whoever is in government at any particular time will have the responsibility of protecting this constitution and they can move against that person.’’ he said. (NAN)

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