A coalition of Northern youth groups has accused Kaduna and Borno State governors, Nasir el-Rufai and Kashim Shettima are waiting for Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari to die so they can further their plots to seek the presidency.
The coalition of comprising Arewa Citizens Action For Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, Arewa Students Forum and Northern Emancipation Network have also insisted on the ultimatum given to Igbos to leave the North.
In a statement by Abdul-azeez Suleiman, the spokesman for the coalition, the groups defied the arrest order, saying they were disappointed in Kaduna and Borno State governors, Nasir el-Rufai and Kashim Shettima.
“We are particularly disappointed by the treacherous positions assumed by Nasir Ahmed Elrufai and Kashim Shettima who in pursuit of their blind ambition for the vice presidency, chose to side with the cesessionist Igbos against the interest of peace-loving Nigerians.”
“Elrufai and Shettima are openly known to be waiting in the wings for Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari to die so they can further their plots to seek the presidency”, the youths stated.
It should be recalled that on Tuesday June 6, 2017 the coalition led several other northern groups to review the position of the North “in the wake of the widening and escalating movement for secession orchestrated by groups in Eastern Nigeria.”
At the end, the group stated; “we came up with a position paper which we presented as the Kaduna Declaration in which we primarily called on the authorities and the international community to step in to formalise the actualization of the dream of a people who say in words and in action, and the whole nation appears to concur, that they are Biafrans not Nigerians.”
“We further urged those Biafran nationales to relocate from the North to their newfound country in order to allow other people have peace.”
“We are today compelled to make this further statement to clarify our stand on some issues that trailed the Kaduna Declaration made on Tuesday June 6, 2017.
“We have taken time to analyze the reactions that trailed our Declaration, and were nauseated by the comments of some disgruntled northern political power mongers.”
“It appears that characters like elrufai have no limit on how low they can fall in their inordinate desire to achieve their long held dream of power grab at the expense of the peace, well being and stability of our country.”
“We would like to assure elrufai and his ilks that we shall continue to expose their recalcitrant treachery and opportunistic proclivities.”
“We also assure them that the drive for a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria in which the Igbos are not partners, will continue unabated.”
“Similarly, we are irked by the hordes of lies and misleading innuendos issued by Kashim Shettima, ostensibly on behalf of 19 Northern governors in which he refered to us as faceless and violent.”
“By our antecedents and track record, no politician or leader of honorable pedigree and impeccable character will associate us with such fabrications and this goes to prove that Shettima has disconnected from reality as he gets intoxicated by immoral wealth and property acquisition at the expense of people of the state suffering the devastation of Boko Haram.”
“We urge the Federal Government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency, initiate the process for a peaceful referendum to allow the Igbo to go. LET THEM GO,” the Northen youths concluded.