Oc­to­ber 1 Quit No­tice: Makarfi Urges Ig­bos In The North Not To Panic

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - FRONT PAGE - From Sax­one Akhaine, Kaduna

THE Chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) care­taker com­mit­tee, Ahmed Makarfi has urged the Ig­bos res­i­dent in the north not to flee the re­gion be­cause of the Oc­to­ber 1 dec­la­ra­tion by the north­ern youths, urg­ing the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to im­me­di­ately call for a meet­ing with lead­ers in the south east and north on how to pro­mote the se­cu­rity, peace and tran­quil­ity in their ar­eas.

He went on fur­ther to say that only re­struc­tur­ing can put an end to the con­tend­ing ag­i­ta­tions by the South East and the North, which is presently pos­ing a threat to the sovereignty of Nige­ria

The PDP chief who spoke in Kaduna yes­ter­day, on the need to en­sure that the na­tion’s in­ter­nal se­cu­rity and sovereignty is not fur­ther threat­ened by the ag­i­ta­tions, ad­vised the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to em­bark on the process of re­struc­tur­ing Nige­ria for de­vel­op­ment, growth and peace­ful ex­is­tence of cit­i­zens in the coun­try.

Ask­ing Ig­bos not to leave again, he said, “If not for the mea­sures the gov­er­nors took, the mat­ter could have gone out of con­trol. We didn’t see reprisals; we saw lead­ers, gov­er­nors, tra­di­tional rulers and re­li­gious lead­ers call­ing for calm”.

“I am con­fi­dent Oc­to­ber 1 will come and go peace­fully. Arewa youths are not like IPOB; you can­not see their flag or of­fice. Maybe you see some youths com­ing from one state or the other at a meet­ing and they dis­perse, which is not what IPOB was do­ing”.

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