The Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that he is ready to negotiate with agitators in the south east to put an end to the persistent calls for secession.
The Presidential Candidate said this while addressing scores of his supporters at the APC Presidential Campaign rally in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State’s capital.
Members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been agitating for the secession of the southeast region from Nigeria over alleged marginalisation.
The call for secession has been championed by Nnamdi Kanu who is currently facing trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Speaking on the situation, Tinubu said no agitator can get their wishes through conflict but by peaceful negotiations.
“We want peace. I will talk to all agitators. You cannot get your wishes by conflict but by sitting round the table to complain,” he said.
The former governor of Lagos State also said education is the greatest weapon against poverty, adding that his administration would take steps to reform the sector.
“Education is the greatest weapon against poverty. We are going to get our children’s education. We will reform the education sector,” he said.