Deputy national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chuks Ibegbu, has commended Arewa youths on its withdrawal of quit notice given to the Igbo living in the north.
Reacting to the withdrawal of the quit order to Igbo living in the north by the Arewa youths, Ibegbu said in telephone interview on Thursday that it is a welcome development.
“The withdrawal of the quit notice is a welcome development. I am happy that the Arewa youths have to realise that it was wrong in the first instance for any person or group of persons to issue a quit notice to any group to leave Nigerian territory. The Arewa Youths got it wrong ab initio as they have no constitutional right to sack Ndigbo from their area.
“I am also happy that the present administration has said it without any equivocation that every Nigerian is free to live in any part of the country. We have to remind ourselves that injustice, marginalisation, among others, led to hate speeches and restiveness in the land. The present administration should try as much as possible to address the perceived political imbalance to stem further agitation across the country.