A PAN-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has described the notion of “one Nigeria” as a huge scam and the height of deceit.
The Punch reports the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin as saying that Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso’s statement that security agencies in the country should not arrest Northern youths who issued a quit notice to Igbos, shows that he does not believe in Nigeria’s unity.
He added that it indicates that the Northern youths who issued the ultimatum, had backers.
“He (Kwankwaso) is trying to position himself as a defender of the Arewa and anyone who knows him over the years would have observed his bigotry and it shows clearly that he doesn’t believe in Nigeria,” he said.
“When a crisis happened in Ife, it was Kwankwaso that was making incendiary remarks and yet there are rumours that he wants to be president of Nigeria. We have noted his utterances.”
“When people like him talk about one Nigeria, it is pure deception. I endorse what the Southern Nigeria Youths Coalition said that they wanted a referendum to determine the future of the country. I support their plan to retaliate any genocide against the Igbo in the North.”