If our current struggles fail, I’ll move my people out of Kogi, says Olafemi
• Says Buhari’s Resolve To Retire In 2023 New Year Gift
Former Acting Governor of Kogi State, Clarence Olafemi, has said if the unity government he helped to put in place in Kogi fails, he would move his people to join either Kwara or Ekiti. Speaking in Lokoja, on Friday, Olafemi said he has not regretted the role he played during the election, stressing that his primary responsibility was to protect his people.
“I governed this state accidentally. We must rule as a people and if they don’t, I will move my people to join either Ekiti or Kwara. If our current struggle does not work, I have the capacity to move my people out of Kogi State,” he warned.He described the statement by President Buhari that he would retire from politics come 2023 as ‘a welcome development.’ He said it was a New Year gift to Nigerians.He said the pronouncement has put to rest all agitations over Buhari’s alleged third term agenda.
Olafemi said: “Buhari has been able to hold Nigeria together in the last four years. He inherited a lot of problems. He met Boko Haram, Niger Delta and Benue crises. He did not invent them and none came during his tenure. There is no third term for Buhari. He came at a difficult time…”
He stressed that, if only Nigerians realised their potentials and refused to be sentimental, there was no division among the people.
Olafemi said the President would consolidate on making sure Nigeria is together in 2020.He said: “We have so many fragments and structures in Nigeria, and any attempt to spark a war will not be good for the country. His focus should be how to hand over a united Nigeria to another regime, when he leaves office in 2023.”