Stop IPOB's agitation for Biafra - ACF tells Igbo leaders
- The ACF tells Igbo leaders and the southeast governors to emulate their Northern counterparts and prevail on the IPOB agitators to respect the sovereignty of Nigeria
- The forum calls for grievances to be addressed through dialogue and negotiation and not by violent agitations
- The ACF extends felicitations and good wishes to Muslims and other Nigerians over the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called on south-east governors and Igbo leaders to prevail on members of the Ingenious People of Biafra (IPOB) to drop the agitation for Biafra Republic.
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The ACF in a Sallah message on Wednesday, August 30, by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, asked the Igbo leaders and the southeast governors to emulate their Northern counterparts and prevail on the IPOB agitators to respect the sovereignty of Nigeria, the Sun reports.
The forum advocated for grievances to be addressed through dialogue and negotiation and not by violent agitations, threats and intimidation to lives and property.
It said: “ACF also wish to appeal to our leaders at all levels of Government to be God’s fearing, just, sincere and responsible in discharging their duties, and also exhibit decorum and civility in words and deeds.
“We particularly appeal to our youths as leaders of tomorrow, to avail themselves to government empowerment facilities and engage in lawful productive ventures that will add value to themselves and the community, rather than be vanguard of destruction that comes with frustrations.
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“We should make the most of our God-given diversity by working hard to overcome our challenges.
“Nigeria is in a trying period with so many challenges, economic, security, corruption and unemployment among others, hence the need to fervently pray for peace, stability, prosperity and avoid any act that will not be helpful."
The ACF also extended Eid-el-Kabir felicitations and good wishes to Muslim and other Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the personal assistant to the president on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will be locked up for flouting the bail conditions granted him by a court.
Onochie in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, August 29, said the Buhari administration will follow due process on the Kanu issue to ensure that the IPOB leader is punished for allegedly refusing to adhere to his bail conditions which the court granted him.
The presidential aide said Kanu has abused and broken the three conditions that are within his personal ability to honour.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.