President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has expressed that the elites are the ones pushing for Nigeria’s breakup.

He made this remark while addressing journalists on Saturday.

Lawan expressed that 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.”

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