A Niger Delta born chieftain of the govering All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the coalition of Niger Delta militants insisting on quick notice on northerners living in the oil-rich region, to back down their threat and allow the peace move embarked on by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to yield a positive result.
Frank also said that it was high time the youth of his region change “our approach on agitation for better standard of living and every other things expected from the government.”
A group of Niger Delta Militants on Thursday had issued a statement giving the northerners in the region till October 1st to vacate.
But responding in a statement he signed on Friday in Abuja, Comrade Frank, while condemning the act, called on all elders and leaders of thoughts, including governors in the region to prevail on the youths by immediately call them to order and ensure that such threat is not repeated.
He reminded his brothers from the oil-rich region on how the whole country, including himself condemned the northern youths who recently issued an ultimatum on the Igbos living in the north.
Frank insisted on his earlier submission that every section and region of the country is important to the development of Nigeria, even as the youths across the regions are expected to play an important roles.
“I call on Nigerian youths, whether from the South or North to drop whatever differences planted or nurturing against each other and come together to build a more united and develop nation.”
The APC Deputy Publicity Secretary said he strongly believe that if given enabling environment Acting President Osinbajo will address all the grey areas causing different agitations across the country.
“Our region have suffered so much in the past and I will not want a repeat of the neglect we suffered, therefore, we should give peace a chance.
“It is also on record that the present government of APC has done much and continue to show genue interest to develop our region. For example, the Ogoni clean-up, the continuation of the Amnesty programme and the recent promise by the Acting President to build a Modular refinery in the region are all good moves we shouldn’t allow to bypass the region through violence.”