Igbos Must Go : Northern Elders Back Arewa Youths

* Prof. Ango Abdullahi

… What Northern Youths Did Was Not A Sin—Ango
The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has thrown its weight behind calls by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum for the Igbos to leave the region within 90 days.
The backing given by NEF to the youths’ ultimatum is coming despite condemnation by Northern Governors and other groups.
Speaking to journalists in Zaria, Kaduna State today, NEF’s spokesman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, stated that it was hypocritical for the Igbos to continue to live in other parts of the country while agitating for Nigeria’s break up.
He insisted that what the Northern youths did was not a sin,adding that whoever feels Nigeria “is not conducive for him” should quit.
According to him, “I am disappointed in the decision taken by Northern Governors’ Forum disowning and condemning the agitation by this young agile and progressive youth groups.”
“Let me ask these Northern governors, whom are they representing, are they representing spirits, ghost or people of the north?
He continued, “Recently, people from Eastern part of this country, specifically Igbo, were busy calling for the Sovereign State of Biafra and from all indication their leaders including governors are behind them.”
He posited that none of the Northern governors reacted when Indegeneous People of Biafra(IPOB)persistent call for the actualisation of Biafra and other agitations.
Abdullahi said when Nnamdi Kanu was released on bail recently, over 100 vehicles escorted him to his residence including big personalities from the South-West and South-East.
“This is somebody who has been agitating for the breakup of Nigeria but his people were behind him, therefore, I am behind the youths.This is because the Northern youths are pushed to the wall, we have been calming them down in any event similar to this,” he said.
The spokesman stated that the people from the South were always pretending that people from the north were cheating them.
In his words,“These people always pretend that the North is cheating them, not minding the fact that Southern Nigeria was developed by resources from the North.”

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