The Afenifere has raised concerns over the quit notice the northern youths gave to Igbo resident in their region and said that neither Yoruba people or anybody from the southern part of the country is safe from the order.
This was as the group argued that the refusal of the security agencies to arrest the groups who asked the Igbo to leave the North on or before October 1, is a pointer that the youths only expressed the position of the northern political class.
This was stated by Afenifere national publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement he released on Sunday in respect to the the 24th anniversary of June 12, 1993 elections.
He said, “We now mark another June 12 amidst an October 1 quit order to Ndigbo by Arewa youths who have also secured endorsement from the Northern Elders Forum, with the Arewa Consultative Forum conceding what they called ‘the frustrations of the youth’ with Ndigbo.
“While the primary targets of the Arewa youths’ quit order are the Ndigbo residents in the North, we are not deceived that when the rubber hits the road, the Almajiris and the Mujaheedin would pick and choose among all southerners in the north for the baying of blood.”
Odumakin had earlier in the statement restated calls for the implementation of the last national conference, which he said will profer solutions to the present and persisting challenges facing the country.
According to him, the nation has been wobbling and pretending that its unity was settled since the annulment of the June 12 elections allegedly won by Chief Moshood Abiola.
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