On Monday, the Arewa Youths attacked Yesufu over her support for gay rights in Nigeria.
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It, however, pointed out that any clamour for change must adhere strictly to democratic tenets and processes.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has cautioned “a certain South West political leader” and “his collaborators in the All Progressives Congress Federal Government” to steer clear of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and jettison “the new plot to unleash the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-corruption agencies in order to intimidate the man.”
It will be recalled that a coalition of Arewa youths had given Igbos living in all the 19 northern states to leave by October 1, 2017, while also calling on northerners living in the south eastern part of the country to also return to the North
Abubakar, who had earlier spoken against the warning issued by Arewa youths to Igbos to quit the North, reinstated his position again following the threat by the Niger Delta youths to people from other parts of the country to quit.
Kalu, who was referring to the quit notice issued to Igbo people to leave Northern Nigeria by Arewa youths, said everything possible should be done to strengthen the unity of the country.
I describe this as the conflict between the na-my-brother-dey-there syndrome and the no-be-my-brother reactive tendency. It used to be the case in this country up till the time President Olusegun Obasanjo left in 2007, that whoever held power in Abuja was openly and strongly supported by other Nigerians, regardless of ethnicity or religion
What has got me thinking is the insistence of Northern youths on the rightness of the three months quit notice they issued
The position of the group is coming on the heels of the October 1, 2017 deadline given to Igbos in the North to quit by Arewa youths
This was contained in a statement released in Kano on Tuesday by Magaji Majiya
Tambuwal made the plea on Friday evening when he invited the members of the resident communities in the state to break fasting with him
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Friday in Abuja, described the action of the governors and leaders as “proactive and decisive”
The now Ijaw youth organization, which made world headlines in 2005 with its foremost “Kaiama Declaration”, said it had already put Niger Deltans on red alert over the declaration by the Northern youths group