By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The quit notice order by the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and subsequent attack and destruction of property in Oyo State is not only worrisome but disturbingand could lead to unimaginable consequences.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), expressed this in a statement signed by its President, Shettima Yerima.
“Finally, we must guide against any act that will create a war like situation in Nigeria, we must learn from mistakes of the past and avoid a repeat because it’s consequences may be unimaginable,” he said.
AYCF said that NIgeria’s Constitution is being breached by such actions.
“Let it be known that the constitution of Nigeria guaranttees every Nigerian to live in any part of this country and free to engage in any legitimate business of his or her choice, the Governor of Ondo State being a learned person is expected to know better,” it added.
The group pointed out that AYCF will not support any group that engages in any form of criminality and such people should not be identified by their religion, tribe or ethnicity but should be treated as criminaul.
“The subsequent attack that followed the quit notice in Oyo State is rather uncalled for and condemnable’.
“The perpetrators must be brought to book and made to face the full wrath of the law,” it charged.
The group stressed that it supports constitutional ways of every state protecting her citizens but quit notice should be out of it and must not be considered under any circumstances.
“Nigeria is an indivisible entity and whatever has the tendency like happenings in Ondo and Oyo must be discouraged in the interest of peaceful coexistence and one Nigeria.
“I call on the Government of Ondo and Oyo states to give peace a chance and rescind the quit notice order while those whose property has been destroyed should be compensated accordingly,” he said.