- The Southwest consultative forum in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, said Nnamdi Kanu is a threat to national unity
- The forum said Arewa Youth Consultative Forum president, Alhaji Yerima Shetima, who only advised the Igbos on how to carry out their secession should be left alone
- The forum said acting president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has done a great job for making the region proud and called on him to keep up the good work
The south west consultative forum has given its support for the Arewa Youths quit notice to the Igbo living in the North.
The group said Arewa youths consultative forum simply asked the Ndigbo to go back to their region so that they can continue with their Biafra nation agenda.
Daily Times reports that the forum made its support known in a meeting which was held in Ibadan over the weekend.
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Going further, the forum counselled the Afenifere under the leadership of Chief Ayo Adebanjo to speak for itself and not the entire Yoruba.
In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Osinowo Ibrahim, the forum said that:
“They are only speaking for their selfish reasons and seeking unnecessary relevance by holding meetings with the South East leaders without the support of the South West governors, National Assembly members and other stakeholders including youths of the region on the contentious issue.
“South West Consultative Forum wishes to inform the entire youths and well meaning Yorubas to disregard the un-holy meeting held by Afenifere without the political leadership of the region.
“The so called Afenifere leaders have been nothing but fake Yoruba leaders, who never for once consider the interest and general welfare of the region.
“South West Consultative Forum wishes to state clearly that, we are totally in support of Arewa Consultative Forum’s advice to Igbos living in the North to take their destiny into ‘’their hands by moving back to South Eastern part of the country and pursue the Biafra agenda. This will end Nnamdi Kanu’s constant threat to our national unity.’’
The forum however said that Kanu is a threat to peaceful co-existence in the country.
It added that, Alhaji Yerima Shetima, president of Arewa youth consultative forum is not a troublesome person even though he was said to have issued quit notice to Igbos.
It commended the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for making the region proud and called on him to keep up the good work.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Coalition of Arewa youths that issued a quit notice to Igbos residing in the north is set to reconsider their stand. According to the report, this is due to the recent position of southeast leaders who condemned the Biafra agitation in the South-east.
Alhaji Shettima Yerima, the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), one of the youth groups that issued the ultimatum, was quoted as saying they were pleased that the Igbo leaders strongly condemned the pro-Biafra agitators.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu denied reports that he has flouted any of the bail conditions given to him by a Federal High court in Abuja: