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Friday, 25 August 2017

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Happy As Arewa Youths Withdraw October 1 ‘Quit Notice’

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the withdrawal of the quit notice to Igbo people in the northern part of Nigeria few weeks to its expiration. The northern youths had yesterday announced the withdrawal of the quit notice that had caused serious tension in the country for many weeks.

Reacting to the announcement, the deputy national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chucks Ibegbu, has commended the youths for the withdrawal of the notice.

Ibegbu in a telephone interview with Tribune said: “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,” he said.

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