Nigeria has always been divided, Presidency replies Obasanjo, Soyinka


By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

The Presidency has debunked allegation the administration of President Muhmmadu Buhari has divided Nigeria along ethnic and religious lines.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had alleged Nigeria has never been as divided as it is under Buhari, an allegation backed by Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka.

But Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, denied this on ‘Politics Today’, a show on Channel Television on Wednesday.

According to Adesina, if some opinions concluded Nigeria is divided, then it is a phenomenon that had been well pronounced over the years, citing past comments of Obasanjo and Soyinka on this.

According to him: “So if they say Nigeria is divided today, it’s because Nigeria has always been divided and all efforts to unite Nigeria and Nigerians have not worked.

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