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July 10, 2024

AMBYF cautions ethnic leaders against inflammatory comments

AMBYF cautions ethnic leaders against inflammatory comments

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

The All Middle Belt Youth Forum, AMBYF, has appealed to leaders of the various ethnic groups in the country to desist from making inflammatory statements that could trigger crisis in country.

AMBYF stated that such comments would worsen the situation in the country and should not be encouraged by any lover of the country.

The National Leader of the AMBYF, Aluh  Odeh who made the call while addressing the media Wednesday recalled the alleged  derogatory remarks by some individuals against leaders and the traditional institution in the Middle Belt “when we converged in Yola for the Grand Civic Reception and Presentation of Award organized by Gongola Peoples Forum.”

While calling for an apology from those behind the inflammatory statements, the AMBYF Leader assured that the youths of the Middle Belt would not hesitate to partner with youth groups from other parts of the country to ensure sustained  peace and development in the country.

The group commended President Bola Tinubu for the delibrate steps taken by his administration to tackle the security challenges facing the country and called for “the sustenance of the campaign against terrorists, bandits, and killer herdsmen until they are routed out completely.”

While noting that the people of Middle Belt voted massively for President Tinubu the group assured to sustained the support and cautioned against unwarranted attacks on his presidency.

“We also wish to commend President Tinubu for retaining the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF in the Middle Belt and breaking the jinx by correcting the age long injustice done to our indigenous people of Abuja by appointing Mr. Zaphaniah Jisalo as Minister.

“This shows Mr. President listens to the cry of Nigerians for Justice because during electioneering in 2023 AMBYF was vocal that Abuja indigenes should be considered for Ministerial appointment. We laud the appointment of Gen. Christopher Musa as Chief of Defence Staff and other Middle Belters into strategic position.

“We also commend the President for his recognition of our late father Air Cdr. Dan Suleiman (retd.) as Hero of Democracy and appeal to him to recognize the likes of Gen. TY Danjuma, Gen. David Mark, Air Cdr. David Jonah Jang whose financial contribution kept the Diaspora NADECO to sustain the push for democracy for which they suffered detention severally.”