Acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has described Nigeria’s union as that of a marriage that occasionally has to deal quarrels but it is important for them to make up.
This Day reports that the acting president spoke in Ibadan at the wedding reception for the daughter of former interim national chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande.
Osinbajo spoke on the backdrop of the ongoing tension in the country over the issuance of a 90 day ultimatum to Igbos in the north to vacate.
Although the acting president did not specifically mention the northern youths or their Biafran counterpart, he hinted that people must learn to live in peace in spite of their differences.
He said: “Today is a special one for Wale and Wura. Marriage is a very large institution that requires a lot of prayers.
“It is the same marriage that nations go through. Our nation has been in marriage for a while now. Sometimes there are quarrels within that marriage. Sometimes there is disagreement. What is important is that you must remain together. You must remain united.”
Senate president, Bukola Saraki also spoke at the ceremony saying there was no room for division.
He said: “The senate must stand clearly to defend one Nigeria. There is no room for division and we must live by example. We are not afraid of anybody…
“We must rise up to make a statement on what is happening. We will be failing if we do not do something that will reassure the people on the need for one Nigeria. We are greater being together than going our separate ways.”