A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, said yesterday that Nigeria cannot afford to go to war.
According to him, negotiation and dialogue remain the solution to the country’s current challenges, especially insecurity, which he said has become a “national malady”.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, he tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the land.
He said the buck stops at his table as the commander-in-chief, adding that it is regrettable that Nigeria has become a large killing field. He stressed the need for the decentralisation of the policing system to tackle the spate of insecurity in the land.
Noting that Nigeria was fast deteriorating as a nation, George asked the president to gather all leaders of thought to find a solution to the rising insecurity.
But he stressed that balkanisation of the country is not the solution, warning those beating war drums to give room for dialogue.
The PDP leader said Nigeria can be a better place “when we all eschew ethnic jingoism, sectarian bias and crass nepotistic agenda.”