In a statement released by the All Progressives Congress, national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu reiterated the party’s opposition to secessionist groups, saying he is in favor of a united Nigeria.
The nation of Nigeria, according to him, should be preserved as productive, peaceful and united.
After leading some APC leaders traveling in the southwest to pay their condolences to Buhari over the death of Lt-Gen. Idris, he spoke to State House reporters Monday evening in Abuja. In Kaduna, Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers perished in a plane crash on Friday.
Tinubu said: “We have already stated our position; that we want a peaceful, united, stable country. Promising and productive. Nigeria is not just a rat village, it’s a nation, and we want to keep it that way”.
Tinubu called the death of the military officers “a national loss” because it was demoralizing, disheartening, and sad.
In addition to meeting Buhari, they also rubbed shoulders with him “to see if he was committed to humanity”.
He was accompanied by Lt General Alani Akinrinade (rtd); Mr. Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun State; and Mr. Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State.