Yoruba Nation: Correct the belief that Hausa-Fulani will govern Nigeria forever, Buhari told

President Muhammadu Buhari
Yoruba Nation: Correct the belief that Hausa-Fulani will govern Nigeria forever, Buhari told
 
 
A Yoruba leader and former Minister of Transportation in Nigeria, Chief Ebenezer Babatope has reacted to the agitation for Yoruba Nation by calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to correct the mistakes of the past that are capable of plunging the nation into division.
 
According to Babatope, part of the “mistakes of the past” is that the Hausa-Fulani People believe that they would govern Nigeria for life.
 
In a telephone chat with NEWS BOOM on Tuesday, the elder stateman said he doesn’t support the break-up of the country as being championed by some Nigerians.
But he was quick to warn against dismissing nor condemning Sunday Igboho on the agitation for a Yoruba Nation adding that the issues the  Yoruba Activist raised should be addressed by the government.
“Nobody should dismiss the issues that have been raised by Sunday Igboho and other Yoruba People. When there was Biafran war, I was a university undergraduate; I was pro-Biafra and till today,I have never regretted being pro-Biafra. 
“And I think Nigeria should be very careful because in a situation whereby you have a Fulani man as president and his fellow Fulani are harassing everybody in the country is abnormal. 
“I think we should address the issue but I don’t want Nigeria to break up. No, in terms of breaking up but I want us to correct the mistakes of the past and ensure that we live in peace, harmony and unity with each other. 
 
He explained that some of these mistakes of the past is the believe held by the Hausa-Fulani to govern Nigeria perpetually.
 
“There was once a time in the history of this country that the Hausa/Fulani believe that they have been endowed with power for life and they will govern Nigeria in perpetuity. It was a grave mistake and that was what caused Biafra to correct that but nobody got what Ojukwu was saying and Ojukwu was saying the correct thing at that time. 
Yoruba Nation
Chief Ebenezer Babatope
“So, let’s come together now and correct it. Imagine, when we come together, we play football, we play cricket, we play, we play as Nigerians and it’s beneficial like that. We can’t break the country up just like that. Don’t dismiss Sunday Igboho outrightly, listen to what he is saying and try to address the problems and issues raised,” Babatope charged Buhari led Federal Government.

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