The Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, has promised to show a political chief of the South West who has been engineering violence and arson to be able to additional his 2023 ambition, if the killings within the space proceed.
The group stated that its impartial investigation has revealed that one South West politician and have associates have been fanning the embers of ethnic and regional hatred and igniting senseless and mindless violence in Ibadan.
The Nationwide President of AYCF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, in a press release alleged that his soiled political recreation is up if he fails to desist.
The group condemned in robust phrases the violence, killings and arson in Ibadan, saying that it was improper to punish the harmless majority due to the sins of some criminals.
It noticed, “A lot as we condemn all crimes and criminals themselves, we can not fathom why the motion of a view criminals ought to justify any type of bodily assault on the bulk harmless residents and their belongings in any a part of this nation.”
The group added, “All Nigerians live witnesses to the position of the Northern political elite in stabilizing the nation, utilizing the democratic system of supporting the emergence of Presidents outdoors the North. Our philosophy of self-denial doesn’t imply, we’re not conscious of our political energy.”
It famous that when the South West cried of marginalization over the annulment of June 12 polls which the late MKO Abiola was stated to have gained honest and sq., the North rallied behind the South West, by giving their large votes to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and he served for 8 years.
“The emergence of one other President from the North, the late Umaru Musa Yaradua was shortlived however the Northern Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) joined fingers with Southern progressives to type the Save Nigeria Group(SNG) that helped paved the way in which for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan from the South to proceed because the nation’s chief,” the group defined.
The assertion stated that the North’s giant coronary heart in giving its complete assist for the emergence of political management outdoors the North shouldn’t be mistaken for weak point, stressing that they can’t be stampeded into surrendering energy simply due to one man’s blackmail to gas his 2023 political ambition.
It stated the North is rarely such a weakling and let or not it’s recognized that Northerners did their finest in supporting the emergence of Presidents from outdoors the area not due to political blackmail or ethno-regional profiling.
The group additionally revealed its demand from the governors of the South West, notably the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is to make sure that compensation is paid to the households of these killed and the survivors of the violent assaults.