Abuja - The National Chairman, Inter Party
Advisory Council (IPAC), Alhaji Yinusa Tanko, has stressed the need for
peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
Tanko made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) on Friday in Abuja, against the backdrop of the UN International
Day of Peace, slated for Sept. 21.
"The country deserves peaceful co-existence, all these Boko Haram, kidnapping and internal party wranglings should stop.
"We should be more concerned about how to unite the country and how
to move this great country forward, Nigeria deserves better deal from
what we are getting.
"All we need to have is peaceful co-existence among ourselves as Nigerians, so that everyone of us can enjoy life,’’ he said.
Tanko, however, urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of peace in their daily activities.
"After all, how long does anyone have to live in this world; it may not be more than 100 years or less.
“It is very important for every Nigerian and leaders to be at peace with one another’’.
The National Chairman, New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), Gilbert
Agbo, who also spoke with NAN, called on UN member-countries to "do
things that will bring lasting peace and development".
"Nigeria has come long way as a member of UN, nobody will wish this country anything less than peace.
"So I charge Nigerians to embrace peace at whatever level they are, let this country move forward,’’ he said.
Agbo advised government to refrain from acts or utterances capable of distorting peace.
“There is no alternative to peace; there cannot be meaningful
development without peace, democracy cannot thrive without peace in the