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Nigeria will remain one despite challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country.

The president, who made the call when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, said: “We are Nigerians, God willing we remain Nigerians, and Nigeria shall remain one.’’

Mr Buhari said the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians, which culminated in creation of the political party had not dwindled, calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians.

The President said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.

He maintained that the CPC was founded on the bedrock of patriotism and loyalty to the unity of Nigeria.

“Our main objective was the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings.

”We have our weaknesses, but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard earned.

“We have gone through all the troubles from 15th of January 1966 to date. You know what I mean by this, we have killed a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.

“I don’t think there can be any practical experience more than that. We are Nigerians, God willing we remain Nigerians and Nigeria will remain one,’’ he said.

Mr Buhari urged all members of defunct CPC and political leaders to always be mindful of the larger picture by…

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