Quit Notices, A joke taken too far – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Jubrin Walid, has described as huge jokes the order by northern youths for Igbo to quit the region and the counter call by militants in the Niger Delta to Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba to quit the South-South as huge jokes which must be discontinued.
He also warned that the order by Benue youths on the Fulani to quit their land should beignored.
Walid, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, said that no true northerner would not support the quit notice that Igbos should leave the North.
He explained that Fulani elders and a concerned group have met and a delegation under his chairmanship will visit all parts of the country to reconcile the Fulani herdsmen, farmers and the affected communities.
While warning against hate speeches, Walid said: “I want to advise all against hate speeches, instead, we should find ways and means for unity and peace and allow us have permanent places whereever we are in Nigeria.
“To continue to call for Igbo in the North to quit is enough joke, which must stop immediately. Another call from militants in the South-South that northerners and Yoruba should leave must also stop.
“The recent call by Benue youths that the Fulani herdsmen living in the state must leave should stop because recently the Fulani elders and a concerned group have met and a delegation under my chairmanship is to visit all parts of the country to reconcile Fulani herdsmen, farmers and various communities. We have started with Taraba State,” he said.
According to him, “a true Northerner does not support Igbo to leave the North. We must be allowed to live freely in any part of Nigeria. Many concerned northerners have a movement called: ‘The Protection of Igbo in North’ under my chairmanship from North to Western Region. I happened to attend Okitipupa National College in Ode-Aye, Ondo State where we made lasting friends among the Yoruba, we must emulate the late Sardauna, Akintola, Awolowo, Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa,” he said.