The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said Nigeria would have broken up if the former president of Nigeria was still in power.
While saluting the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government in tackling terrorism head on, Tinubu reiterated that Nigeria would have seized to exist if Jonathan’s government remained in power, as Boko Haram had on a daily basis wrecked havoc on Nigerians without a clear solution in sight.
The APC stalwart made this disclosure in Abuja today during a book presentation.
He said thus:
“Before this government came into being, Boko Haram wreaked havoc on a daily basis. Spreading its evil arm across great expanses of our national territory, Boko Haram invaded towns and villages, erasing the peace and normalcy of the people to replace it with wanton brutality, hatred and death.
“They hoisted their dreadful flag where only the green and white of Nigeria should have been.
“Today, that evil flag is not planted over an inch of our precious land. This violent scourge recedes into the darkened shadows of inhumanity from whence it came.
“People once under its horrid dominion now breathe the air of freedom and safety.
“Boko Haram has not been completely defeated. But there is no question, that it has been decimated and made shorter and weaker. They shall never constitute the threat they once were.
“This is no accident. It is the result of the policies and commitment of President Buhari, his government and the men and women of our armed forces who place their lives on the line in silent heroism to protect this nation and its people.
“Had the previous government remained in place, Boko Haram would have surely eaten more territory and devoured more people. This nation might have indeed been divided and cut asunder, not by choice but by the knife of terrorism.”