Let’s focus on unity of Nigeria, not 2023 elections, Sen. Kalu charges politicians -GCFRNG
The Senate Whip Chief, Sen. Orji-Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia) has tasked Nigerian politicians to focus more on maintaining the country’s unity than on the 2023 general election race.
Kalu made the call while responding to a letter notifying him of the granting of a traditional title by the Emir of Arugungu in Kebbi state, Alhaji Mohammed Mera.
Senate Majority Leader Abdullahi Yahaya (APC-Kebbi), accompanied by representatives of the Emir, presented the letter to Kalu in Abuja on Wednesday.
Kalu said Nigeria’s unity is getting stronger and therefore politicians should focus on maintaining it.
“I would like to take this opportunity to call on politicians to focus on the unity of the country, to focus on the problem of banditry, to focus on the problem of the people than to focus on the upcoming elections in two years.
“The people of Nigeria should focus on the unity of Nigeria today because the unity of the country is more important to us today than anything else we are going to do.
“If we are run over by bandits, we will not be able to run for elections. “Those who are sabotaging the government should stop doing it from now on, so that we can live in a very conducive environment.”
He urged Nigerians to support governments at all levels and security agencies in the fight against insecurity.
“The government alone cannot make this fight, it is for everyone to fight and win, so we must inform our security agencies, where we find any challenges,” he said.
On the traditional title of the Arugungu Emirate, he said that the Emir and the Emirate have shown that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.
He noted that in 2004 he wore a turban as a member of the traditional council of the Emirate of Gwandu.
He thanked the Emir for the honor bestowed on him and the Senate leader, who said he facilitated the award of the title.
Abdullahi had said when presenting the letter that the Emirate turban in November to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Kalu.