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Nigeria Has Been Divided Since 1914, Presidency Replies Soyinka, Obasanjo

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said Nigeria has always been divided since amalgamation in 1914.

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He said this in response to Wole Soyinka, a nobel laureate, and former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who said President Muhammadu Buhari had divided the country.

Adesina said this on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Wednesday.

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He said in a country of 200 million people, it would be impossible for everyone to agree and perceive things the same way.

“Nigeria had always been divided. Always. Right from amalgamation in 1914, Nigeria has always been divided. Nigeria is an inconvenient amalgamation but we have worked at it and I tell you that there is no time in the history of this country that the country was not divided but then we had kept at it and we were trying to make it work,” he said.

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“As of 2015, when President Buhari came, Nigeria was terribly, terribly divided; divided along religious lines, divided along ethnic lines; divided along language, divided hopelessly, terribly and that is the division that the President had been working at. But you see that a lot of people instead of letting harmony return to this country, thrive and luxuriate in widening the gulf. They play politics with everything.”

Adesina added that Soyinka and Obasanjo’s criticism are nothing new as they have always criticised every government.

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