Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Senate Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday, alleged that the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was steering the country to war and disintegration.
Abaribe, who represents Abia Central, attributed the spates of insecurity and killings in all parts of the country to “Buhari’s policy of nepotism bad sectionalism”.
The lawmaker, who spoke in his keynote address at 2021 law week of the Owerri Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, said that the president’s “enthronement of sectionalism and nepotism has led to the country to be on freefall.”
The opposition senator stated that the “ethnic triumphalism of President Buhari’s tribesmen, Fulani, has equally helped in fueling disintegration of the country.”
Abaribe said, “In my interactions with Nigerians across all divides and classes, you get the impression that Nigerians do not want to go to war. You also get the impression that Nigerians don’t want to be divided into many mini countries today.
“But, Nigerians are being pushed to the wall by two things: Nepotism and sectionalism of this government and ethnic triumphalism that is going on; importing people from outside Nigerian who come into this country and decimating people in this country and no effort is being made to tackle the problem because some people think they are of a particular religion or ethnic nationality.
“Under the watch of the present government, Fulani militia are on a mission of conquest all over Nigeria. By infiltrating and trying to take over every region of this country, we have had to witness killings of natives, women raped, farmlands destroyed, kidnappings of citizens all over the country and forests forcefully occupied.
“The security forces that should offer protection seem to rather act as if they are in collusion with the criminals and this invading army being treated with seeming indifference.
“Nigerians who bear the brunt of these attacks daily, lose hope in the idea of unity of the nation.”