Abdulsalami Abubakar has accused politicians who have failed to deliver their mandate to their people as being behind the call for the disintegration of the country.
There has been rising call for the break-up of the country fuelled by Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People Of Biafra while the quit notice issued to Igbos by Arewa youths has also strained relationship between ethnic groups in the country.
According to report, the National Peace committee headed by the former head of state in a statement condemned the spate of rising hate speech saying it was not in the best interest of the country.
The committee also noted that this trend was a result of bad governance in the country.
“In this regard, the National Peace Committee acknowledges that the drums of rising division also reflect the perceptions by our citizens that there is poor governance in Nigeria today.
“Politicians who have failed in delivering on the mandate of the electorate for better livelihoods and neighbourhoods have, instead, found common cause with advocates of division and hate.
“In many parts of the country, young people who have been left without means of livelihood or hope in their future have become converts to radicalisation preached by demagogues in various guises including ethnicity and religion.”