By Dirisu Yakubu
Former presidential candidate and energy mogul Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has called on Nigerian separatist agitators, in particular the indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to give peace a chance for the sake of national unity.
The ace politician, who is a staunch defender of national unity, also called on the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to take swift measures to stabilize the country.
Reacting to the recent attacks on the Imo state police headquarters and correctional facility, Hashim lamented that separatist operations are becoming widespread in the Southeast, as well as the unrest in the Southwest, thus heating up politics.
“We call on the IPOB and other separatist groups to cease hostilities and allow the political solution of all grievances,”
“We will continue to call for dialogue to strengthen the Nigerian federation. “We need to see swift action from the federal government to stabilize the policy,” he said.
The business mogul also advocated for the return of power to state and local governments and warned separatist agitators about the need to cease hostilities immediately.
Olawepo -Hashim, who recalled when he went to the Demilitarized Zone, DMZ, between North and South Korea in a solidarity march 32 years ago, pointed out that “when war breaks out, the weak and the poor on all sides always suffer. and all wars always end at a round table, so why not talk instead of fight? “
“The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a strip of land that runs through the Korean Peninsula and serves as a border dividing the two hostile countries. There is no point in living in a tense situation. We need peace and harmony to prosper, ”he said.
Therefore, he appealed to all Nigerians to avoid provocative actions that could lead the country to war.