- AYCF has cleared the air over an alleged call for the arrest of Dele Momodu
- The group said that its national president, Yerim Shettima, did not demand Momodu's arrest contrary to the report by some online media
- Barrister Liman, the group's counsel, said the report was meant to tarnish Shettima's image
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has described as 'fake, malicious and injurious fabrication', a report in some online media platforms that its national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima demanded the arrest of a columnist and publisher, Dele Momodu, for interviewing the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Legit.ng reports that in a media statement issued by the group on Sunday, November 2, the AYCF said that the news was meant to tarnish the image of its national president.
The statement read:
"Those spreading the fake news against our national chairman have been doing so for quite some months now and we are sure it is all politically-motivated and targeted at the good name our leader has built for decades as a fearless democrat.
"The agenda of this shadowy group, which is bent on ridiculing the image and integrity of our national president, is to score cheap political points."
The legal adviser of the group, Barrister Liman, who signed the statement, said he has already consulted widely with his associates on how best to take legal action once ongoing investigations were completed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the agitation for the breakaway of Nigeria by some ethnic groups and the hues and cries generated by the EndSARS protests nationwide, the northern governors have vowed to ensure that Nigeria remains one indivisible entity.
It was reported that this was contained in a communique read by their chairman and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, after a high powered meeting at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.
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