Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned against the use of divisive rhetoric, saying that does not augur well for the country.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave the warning yesterday following the ultimatum issued by a Northern youth coalition to the Igbo to quit the region and the counter response by a South East group.
The former vice president described the statements as not only provocative, reckless and thoughtless, but also a grave threat to national security and peaceful coexistence.
Atiku, in a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, also said that such ultimatum and counter rhetorics at this time was most irresponsible and callous because it was capable of; “setting off a chain of ugly events nobody could control.”
The Wazirin Adamawa also warned politicians to distance themselves from such divisive rhetoric, saying the consequences could ultimately consume them.