- Igbo groups have lambasted former Abia state governor Orji Kalu for hobnobbing with Arewa youths
- Arewa youth had issued a quit notice to Igbo to leave the region before October 1
- Igbo groups also asked the Arewa youth to use their power to chase away Boko Haram away from the region rather than threatening the Igbos with quit notice
The Igbo People’s Congress (IPC), and the Igbo Aborigines have lambasted former Abia state Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu over what they called his self-induced romance and talk with the Arewa youths coalition which recently asked the Igbo to quit the North by October 1.
Vanguard reports that former national chairman of Ohanaeze youth wing, Mazi Ikechukwu Bismarck Oji also blasted the Arewa youths, saying the quit notice to the Igbo was a plot to cause mayhem in Nigeria in order to prevent Osinbajo from becoming a substantive president due to Buhari’s ill-health.
The groups alleged that it’s an insult for the northern youths who should be showing remorse for their provocative acts to now be going from one past and present governor in the North and the East pretending to be on top of the matter.
“It is obvious that their antics are predicated on fame and fortune which the ordinary people in the North and the few elders they claim to support do not know. It is an economic game they begun to make money as events are now showing.
“Orji Kalu should tell Nigerians how much the misled youth extorted from him and who sent him to negotiate for Ndigbo.
"Yerima Shettima, the arrowhead of the infamy is a Lagos boy that has been struggling to survive the harsh economy in Nigeria and he saw this obnoxious act as the easiest way to make it in life, not considering the consequences.
“But he failed to note that there are lots of cannon fodders in Arewa land that can easily be deceived and misdirected to cause social mayhem at their own risk.”
The groups, therefore, called on Northern governors and leaders to call Yerima Shettima to order in the interest of the nation.
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They warned Yerima and his cohorts to go and hunt for Abubakar Shekau and the murderous Boko Haram elements, who they claimed have devastated the North and Nigeria over the years instead of castigating Nnamdi Kanu who has never hurt a fly and is doing what he should do lawfully and legitimately.
They also challenged the Arewa youths to tackle the killer herdsmen that have made life unbearable in Nigeria and destroyed many communities in the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (ACF) on Thursday August 3 insisted that the quit notice given to Igbo people residing in the northern part of country was still in force.
In the NAIJ.com video below, acting president Osinbajo speaks on the Biafra war: