Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the ultimatum given by some Northern youths to the Igbos living in the North to leave the region, saying;”such reckless pronouncement could only come from a group of irresponsible and jobless youths.”
Governor Fayose, who also condemned the Northern elders who openly endorsed the action of the youths, appealed to the Igbo people of the Southeast to remain calm even in the face of provocation, noting that “Nigeria is greater than any set of people.”
The governor, who lamented that Nigeria was now more divided than ever before, said;
“Rather than giving open support to the youths, the northern elders should have supported the Northern States governors in condemning the youths and calling for their arrest.”
“I have said it times without number that Nigeria is now more divided than ever in the last two years.
“The APC led administration has allowed this country to fall apart. Have you ever seen a country where the president will openly categorize its citizens’ access to government patronage into 97 percent of those who voted for him and five percent of those who didn’t?
“It is for unguarded utterances and actions like these that our unity as a country is no longer like before”, Fayose submitted.
Fayose said, “we must go back and chart a way forward. We must talk on how we want to live together. Nigeria is drifting and it is not in our interest.”