Former minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, professor Claudius Omoleye Daramola has emphasised that tolerance, understanding and sense of patriotism were key to preserving Nigeria Unity and development which are currently threatened by ethic suspicion and agitation.
Addressing newsmen during the revalidation of his membership of the ruling All Progressive Congress in ode -Aye in okitipupa local government area of Ondo state, the former minister also threw his weight behind the various security outfits set up by the geo- political zones across the country which he believed would help address the spate of insecurity facing the nation.
Professor Daramola who noted that the security outfit for southwest codenamed Amotekun was a good development to check the level of insecurity currently facing the region, appealed that the initiative should not be given ethnic perception
He pointed out that Nigerians of various ethnic background had domiciled in other parts other than their places of origin for more than five decades, without any issue with the natives of those places, cautioning that event of the present days require deeper reflection.
Professor Daramola explained that the security outfit for southwest codenamed Amotekun was a good development to check the level of insecurity currently facing the region.
The former minister stressed the need for citizens to show understanding and be ready to tolerate each other to have a peaceful coexistence.
He said the unity of the country rest largely on the leaders who needed to take proactive steps in protecting the lives and property of the people .
The Don commended the APC governors for the leadership roles they played in ensuring peaceful coexistence in the country in the heat of insecurity challenges facing the nation.
Professor Daramola emphasised that the APC led administration had delivered it’s mandate to the people that’s the reason many bigwigs from other political parties are revalidating their membership to the party .
He said he has not retired from active politics as insinuated in some quarters but only took his time off to take some rest and fully back to play active roles in the Politics.