In a letter dated 15, July 2019, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop fanning the embers of hatred, disaffection and violence if he wants to stop the smouldering ethnic agitations in the country.
Obasanjo who has written to Buhari many times, on Monday asked Mr President to adopt a favorable leadership style that would help improve the nation’s economic, socio-political and religious system.
He advised Buhari to get rid of his styles, noting that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff.
According to the Obasanjo, “the world, especially Western countries, has been warning Nigeria against descending into a state of violence because any outbreak would be difficult to contain.
Mr Obasanjo also called on armed herdsmen to publicly state their grievances in order to form a national discussion around it, rather than waging a violent campaign across the country. The calls were also extended to any other ethnic group that have concerns about how the country is being run.
The last week’s killing of Funke Olakunrin, a 58-year-old daughter of Yoruba leader, Reuben Fasoranti, was amongst the most recent national security mishaps which Mr Obasanjo said could tip the country off a perilous edge.