Call your kinsmen to order, Arewa Youth Forum tells Jonathan
The Northern youth under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to ‚Äúcall to order,‚ÄĚ his kinsmen, former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw Leader, Edwin Clark, and the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer¬† Force, Asari Dokubo, for their ‚Äúunguarded utterances‚ÄĚ which could lead to the disintegration of the country.
The National President of the AYF, Gambo¬† Gujungu, in a statement, issued on Tuesday, said ‚ÄúPeople like¬† Clark and Asari had forgotten that the region was the mainstay of the Nigerian state before the discovery of oil. It is pertinent to let the war mongers know that the North is not afraid¬† of war. But we are advocates of peace.¬† We are not war mongers and will not and will never call for war within the polity of Nigeria.
Mr Gujungu¬† said it was unfortunate that the likes of Mr Dokubo¬† were blaming the North for Boko Haram as if every northerner is a member of Boko Haram. ‚ÄúThat is not good enough,‚ÄĚ he added.
He said¬† ‚Äúlet it be known that the youths of the North under the umbrella of the AYF are peace loving people who believe in the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria and has been working and will continue to work for the peaceful co existence of the country.
‚ÄúAsari should know that some of us are quite aware of the type of person he is. We know his antecedents and the type of person he is. The Volunteer Force leader is not the one to threaten any body and should not continue in the way of threat or else we will be force to expose him for who he truly is.‚ÄĚ