The umbrella organization of all youths in the Northern Nigeria, Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The youths also called on President Buhari to send the cabals in Aso Rock packing, alleging that they have been derailing the wheel of progress of his administration and preventing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo from performing his duties.
A statement from the youths to newsmen in Kaduna today, Sunday, said that the problem of division, hate speeches and quit notices permeating the country was direct fallout of the activities of Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement which was signed by AYF National President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, said: “as the umbrella organization of all Youths in the north, we are worried of the descend to regionalism by major actors in the country but the federal government is to be blamed.
“Nnamdi Kanu has violated all his bail conditions but the judiciary has kept mute. The federal government on the order hand is allowing him to carry on as if he is operating a country with the Nigerian state.”
The youths welcomed President Buhari from his medical vacation saying: “we are happy to see that Mr. President has improved tremendously and our prayer is that Allah (SWT) will continue to strengthen him, hear our prayers so that he would now have the strength to carry on with the work that Nigerians overwhelmingly mandated him to do for them in 2015.
“As critical stakeholders that have been praying and keeping vigil for your safe return, youths from the 19 Northern states implore you to as a matter of urgency immediately send out the cabals that have been impeding on the progress of your administration.
“This cabals that many refered to as the hyenas and the jackals have been hindering men of goodwill in your administration from functioning properly including the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the earlier you send them away the better, before they derail your government.
“Also after a cursory look at the state of the nation and the increasing division caused by inflammatory statements from almost every part of the country, AYF is calling on you sir who heads the federal government to start bitting instead of barking. We are happy that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has finally decided to take the situation in the country serious and deal with hate speech.
“However, the activities of characters like Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which has given rise to Coalition of Northern Youths quit notice, the Niger Delta Agitators ultimatum and its consequent fall out in the country need to be dealt with immediately.
“Our stand on this issue is that now that the federal government through the statement by the Acting President seems ready to tackle the challenges head on by his recent statement to treat hate speech as terrorism, we believe that the IPOB leader will be arrested to serve as deterrent to others.
“A character like Nnamdi Kanu should not be allowed to hold the country to ransom the earlier government act the better.
“We also want to use this opportunity to call on all those who through their utterances or actions are doing what is threatening to dismember the country to desist from such, as we are better together as one indivisible country.
“We are of the believe that the federal government has the capacity to reign in all those threatening the cooperate existence of the country and any attempt to fail in that duty is capable of bringing about dire consequences.”[myad]