Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, has said everyone in the country will suffer if war breaks out.
Osinbajo said this at an interactive forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra governorship aspirants organised by the state chapter of the party patriot in Abuja.
“The thing about the kind of conflict in this part of the world, developing countries, is that it is usually a war without end.
“Everyone who thinks he has some money stored up somewhere will eventually run out of money.
“Everyone who thinks he can go and hide somewhere won’t even find a place to hide, at the end, everyone will suffer.
“Even if you don’t suffer, parents, children, young and old people and relations will suffer. We cannot afford a war in this country, we can`t afford it”, he said.
The vice president noted that the political elite must rise up, speak the truth and take actions to address the situation in the country.
“I pray that our country will never know conflict, but I know that every conflict is a result of elite failure to speak up the truth and tell the truth to their communities.
“At the end of the day, it is the political elite that determines what happens in every society, keeping quiet could lead to a more dangerous situation”, he stated.
He noted that the elite can make a great difference by speaking the truth.
“If we don`t speak up against disunity, if we keep quiet and remain under the radar, the enemies of peace and those who want to promote disunity will have their ways.
“And when this happens, we will find ourselves running helter-skelter,” Osinbajo said.