The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war because it will not augur well for te country. Osinbajo said this at an interactive forum of the All Progressive Congress(APC) Anambra governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of the APC Patriots in Abuja,NAN reports.
‘’The thing about the kind of cnflictin this part of the world, developing countries, is that it is usually a war without end’’.
‘’ Everyone who thinks he can go and hide somewhere won’t even find aplace to hide, at the end, everyone will suffer.’’
‘’Even if you don’t suffer, parents, children, young,and old people and relations will suffer. We cannot afford a war in this country, we can’t afford it,’’ he said.
Osinbajo said the political elite must rise up to the challenge by speaking yhe truth and taking actions to address the situation in the country
‘’I pray that our country will never know conflict, but I know that every conflict is a result of elite failure to speak up the truth and tell the truth to their communities.’’
‘’At the end of the day, it is the political elite that determines what happens in every society, keeping quiet could lead to a more dangerous situation,’’ he said.
The Vice-President said that the elite could make a great difference just by the words they speak.
‘’If we don’t speak up against disunity, if we keep quiet and remain under radar, the enemy of peace and those who want to promote disunity will have their ways.’’
‘’And when this happens, we will find ourselves running helter-skelter,’’ Osinbajo said.