Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says the masses believe in Nigeria’s unity contrary to general belief that they want it divided.
Lawan added that the elites are the ones pushing for Nigeria’s breakup.
Lawan, speaking to newsmen on Saturday said the ordinary citizens believe that the country should remain as one contrary to calls for secession.
“I believe that majority of Nigerians believe that they should stay together – and I mean the ordinary Nigerians,” Lawan said in his hometown in Yobe state.
“These are people who believe in the unity of this country. But the elites is where the problem is.
“The elites will tell you, no, we have to secede. I believe that we should be fair to the multitude of Nigerians – those ordinary people of Nigeria.”
The senate president added the masses also desire to be led properly and “we must give them a fair leadership.”
He said grievances of those calling for secession should always be addressed but added a caveat: “That is not likely to be the most popular position of the people from any part of the country.”
“So, I believe that unity of this country is non-negotiable,” he said.