Former Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Obadiah Mailafia, has accused some world powers of planning to destroy Nigeria.
Speaking on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, Mailafia said the world leaders are trying to incite one part of the country against the other.
He said: “World powers want to destroy Nigeria and what they have done is to come and meet some people and tell them, ‘You are born to rule’. There is an agenda (ex-President Olusegun) Obasanjo called Fulanisation and enforcement of one particular religion against the rest.
“The world powers encourage them and tell them, ‘We are behind you, go ahead’. They provide the weapons and some local people buy into that idea and they begin a campaign of genocide because if you carry a heavy weapon and go into the forests, go into the ancient Savannah, you kill people, you rape women, what are you? You are committing genocide against the unarmed and defenceless.”
He also warned security agencies against arresting self-acclaimed Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
He added: “Let me make this point clear. Under our constitution, under our laws and by the precepts of international laws, global ethics, natural justice and equity, the people who are about to die have a right to defend themselves, so they (security agencies) will be wise not to go after Igboho. They should leave that man alone; he is a hero of his people.”
The former deputy governor of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) added that Nigerians have the right to defend themselves since the government has failed in its duty to protect the citizens.