The Northern Leaders yesterday restated that it’s call for Igbos to leave northern Nigeria was not a call to instigate violence but to allow the Igbos actualize their long term dream of having their own country.
The coalition of Northern groups which gave Igbos three months quit notice from northern region have on Thursday issued a statement, which was signed by Abdulazeez Suleiman, spokesman of the group carpeted governors Nasir El Rufai and Kashim Shettima of Kaduna and Borno states respectively on their stand against them, saying that the governors were driven by their ambitions to be vice president come 2019. He said the group was “nauseated” by the comments attributed to El Rufai and Shettima, he also describe them as “disgruntled northern political power Mongers”.
The also said: “We restate that we have never called anybody to violence and that people should discountenance the elements of fear and threat introduced by the distortions of merchants of mischief. “We wholeheartedly endorse the moves made variously by our leaders to allay those fears and urge people to be peaceful and law-abiding while at the same time resolutely insisting on having the right thing done by allowing the Igbo to have and move to their dream country in accordance with the universal fundamental right to self-determination.’’