Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, says Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe ought to be cooling off in prison.
Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia State, stood as surety for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before he jumped bail in 2017.
Kanu was later rearrested and he is currently in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In his weekly article, Adesina alluded to how Abaribe stood as Kanu’s surety.
Although he neither mentioned the name of Abaribe nor Kanu’s, it was clear that he was referring to the duo.
“Some people incite violence through words or actions, thus exacerbating the security challenges we have. You wonder where they are from, and why they would further stoke a burning fire with incendiary materials.
“There is one funny Senator who talks about the mismanagement of our diversity as a country, yet he daily uses foul language against those in leadership.
“He stood surety for someone bent on dismemberment of the country, and when that one vanished, and he should have been cooling his feet in prison, the Senator still spews rubbish. Chief ‘mismanager’ of our diversity. And the President had words for him and his ilk, who exist round the country.
“We are ready to arrest and prosecute all persons inciting violence through words or action. Our resolve for a peaceful, united and one Nigeria remains resolute and unwavering…
“The seeds of violence are planted in people’s heads through words. Reckless utterances of a few have led to losses of many innocent lives and destruction of properties.”