- Inflammatory remarks at such a time like this in Nigeria can cause more troubles
- This position was put forward by southeast governors on Thursday, October 22
- The governors advised youths to embrace forgiveness and pardon their leaders
Nigerians have been advised by southeast governors to refrain from inflammatory statements that can heat up the polity at a time when tempers are high and nerves already frayed.
The governors gave the warning during a virtual meeting convened by Governor David Umahi on Thursday, October 22, The Nation reports.
The governors also decried a viral video allegedly posted by the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kalu, whose recent remark fuelled protests in the region.
They noted that instead of disagreement and the negative spirit of sectionalism, Nigerians need each other to build peace at such a time.
The governors also condemned the unwarranted and alleged killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos and also sympathised with the state government as well as all victims of the tragic turn of events that ensued from the protests.
Looking inwards, Umahi called on governors from the region to bring youths in their states closer to themselves with a view to giving them opportunities to take part in leadership.
He begged youths to forgive their leaders in whatever way they might have fallen short of expectations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 22, at 7 pm addressed the nation following the ongoing nationwide protests against the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Nigerian leader in a national broadcast on Thursday night suspended protests across the country.
According to him, the suspension follows the violent turn of #ENDSARS protests which have been hijacked by hoodlums. The president went on to warn those who have hijacked the protest of youths against the excesses of operatives of the now-disbanded unit.
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