…Says call your youths to order to avoid another civil war
By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN CITY—THE leadership of the newly registered Action Democratic Party, ADP, in the South South, has called on the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF and that of Ohaneze Ndigbo to call their youths to order, warning that their utterances were capable of dragging the nation into another civil war.
In a statement by the Leader of the party in the South South and former Chief whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, it pointed out that it was clear that some leaders of the ACF were behind the ultimatum issued by the Arewa youths to the Igbo, apparently because of the activities of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, which “they felt the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo failed to stop their activities.”
The party warned that their activities so far were brewing tension in the country, warning that it was always difficult for a nation to survive two civil wars.
According to the statement, “I wish to call on the leadership of the ACF and Ohaneze Ndigbo to act now and save Nigeria from war by calling their youths to order urgently. Yes, it is clear that the ACF which had expected the Igbo leaders to call their IPOB youths to order failed to do that, that seems to have prompted their youths to issue the ultimatum to the Igbos.”
“But a Bini parable says you don’t describe the female organ to a circumcision nurse. Nigerians are now aware that a number of the leaders of ACF authorised the Igbo quit notice issued by the Arewa Youths. I know Alhaji Yerima, the President of Arewa Youths. He is a very detribalised Nigerian. But they should know that no nation has ever survived two civil wars.”