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Tension!!! Acting President Osinbajo Takes Full Control, Meets With Northern Leaders, Gives Major Presidential Warning

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has warned that the government will clamp down on all those beating the drums of war in the country.
He gave the warning at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday night, while meeting with Northern Leaders, for over three hours.
The meeting at Aso Rock, came over the October 1 ultimatum given to the Igbos by coalition of Northern youths, to leave every part of Northern Nigeria, or witness mob action.
The Acting President, said while some people might say the ultimatum should be ignored, “it is important we address it promptly.”
He vowed that the government would not tolerate any attempt by anyone to disrupt the peace of the country, and cautioned against hate and divisive speech.
He said: “Every form of violence, every form of hate speech, any stone that is thrown in the market place, will hit targets that are not intended. So, I want us to be fully conscious of that, and the Nigerian people must be made to be fully conscious of that, so that we do not create a crisis that is not intended.
“As part of living together, I know that misunderstandings and frustrations will always arise, and people will always want to get the best part of the deal, but we must be careful to recognize that we can only begin to talk about any part of anything, if we are together in peace.
“These days, wars do not end, and I am sure that those who have seen or experienced war in any shape or form, will not wish it on their worst enemies.
“This is not a time to retreat behind ethnic lines. Moments like this are not for isolating ourselves. I want to urge all of us here, and the entire Nigerian populace, to come together and work together.” 

The Acting President, said the government was determined to ensure the unity of Nigeria.
“And I want to say that hate and divisive speech, or divisive behaviour, where it is illegal, will be met with the full force of the law.
“And I want to assure that there is no doubt at all that it is the resolve of the government that no one will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause division, or that can cause violence, especially because when we make these kinds of pronouncements, and do things that can cause violence or destruction of lives and property, we are no longer in control. Those who make those speeches are no longer in control.
“So, I want to emphasise that government will take very seriously, any attempts to cause violence, or disrupt the peace of this country. And that is very important, because you cannot control violence once it begins.”
Osinbajo noted that he would hold a similar consultative meeting with South-Eastern Leaders today, to be followed by another one with Traditional Rulers from the East and the North, on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
The meeting was attended by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanishakin; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali; and Interior Minister, Abdurahman Dambazzau.
Also in attendance were: Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum and former IGP, Ibrahim Comassie, Prof. Ango Abdullahi; former Governor Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamako; former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs Pauline Tallen.
Martin Luther Agwai, Paul Unongo, the Secretary-General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, National Chairman of Izala Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau; AVM Muktar Mohammed, Chairman Liberty Radio/Television, Tijjani Ramalan; Chief Executive Office of Media Trust, Malam Mannir Dan-Ali, and Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Ndah-Isaiah, among others.
Earlier, Osinbajo has instructed Security Chiefs, to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians, wherever they may be in the country.

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