Despite condemnation by Northern Governors and other groups, the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has backed the call by the three months ultimatum given to Igbos to leave the region by Arewa Youth Consultative Forum.
Speaking to newsmen in Zaria on Friday, NEF’s spokesman, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said it was hypocritical for the Igbos to continue to live in other parts of the country while agitating for Nigeria’s break up.
Insisting that what the northern youth groups did was not a sin, Abdullahi said whoever feels Nigeria “is not conducive for him” should quit.
“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?
“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,” Abdulahi stated.
He lamented that none of the Northern governors reacted to the 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.