Akeredolu recommends dialogue to starve-off calls for secession

Akeredolu recommends dialogue to starve-off calls for secession

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Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has called out President Muhammadu Buhari to convey a dialogue to diffuse agitation for dismemberment of the Country.

Akeredolu said the national dialogue which is different from a Constitutional conference would help to address the security challenges in Nigeria.

He made the recommendation on a programme Good morning Nigeria on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Friday.

“Let’s keep politics aside, it’s time for us to talk about Nigeria now. We must talk, we must win these youths back to us, we need them, the crisis we are toying with is not a joke. We have to do something and it is urgent.

“The Country is undoubtedly tensed and we have great challenges, most importantly the security challenges we are facing in the Country.

“We have chosen that the time is now, we cannot wait any longer. The time is now to face up to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria”.

“Our people are becoming so worried and that’s why we say in our communique that Mr President should address the nation because it has become important, the people want to hear from us, they want to hear from Mr President on issues that are important, topical issues that are worrisome,” he said.

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“We have not asked for a constitutional conference but we have asked for a national dialogue where we are going to ask people we either elect or nominate to help us to go and carry all these documents, sift it and turn it into something meaningful that all of us have clamoured for over the years. Let us see how we can restructure this country, everybody is worried about it”, Akeredolu stressed.

He also called on the Nigeria leader to address the Country and reassure Nigerians.

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