The Yoruba Council of Elders says no person has the best to ask Nigerians residing lawfully and doing respectable enterprise in any a part of the nation to vacate.
In accordance with the group, Nigerian folks have the best to settle wherever within the nation as offered of their elementary human rights, besides they violate the regulation.
Basic Secretary of the YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, mentioned this on Friday in an interview with SaharaReporters.
He mentioned this in response to the 72-hour ultimatum a Northern group, Arewa Youth Meeting, issued to a Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, to maneuver Yoruba folks from the North.
The Speaker of the Arewa Youth Meeting, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, in a press release on Thursday, had mentioned, “We are actually giving him the ultimatum of 72 hours to maneuver his folks out, or we will probably be compelled to take needed actions by personally taking the duty of getting his folks again residence.”
The group famous that Nigeria’s entity is non-negotiable and known as on all stakeholders to reject something that will confuse the land.
The assertion partly reads, “One Mr. Sunday Igboho issued a press release wherein he was quoted as saying sufficient is sufficient; that the time for the Yoruba nation is now, that they are going to now not accommodate and settle for the presence of Northerners.
“The structure of the nation has made it crystal clear that any Nigerian can stay in any a part of the nation, regardless of his or her non secular and tribal placements.”
Reacting to the menace given by the Northern group, Dr. Olajide mentioned, “No one has the best to compel anyone who’s leaving lawfully and doing their respectable enterprise wherever in Nigeria to depart a spot to wherever. We’re all Nigerians and we’ve got the liberty and elementary human rights to stay and settle wherever thus far we conform to the regulation of the land.”
He mentioned the Nigerian authorities may not formally recognise such a gaggle issuing the deadline for Yoruba folks to vacate the North and there was nothing to be petrified of with that menace.
He additionally mentioned the safety brokers ought to intervene and arrest the criminals.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to handle the nation himself, to establish if the individuals are secure or not.
“That Arewa Youth Meeting to the very best of my data, could not even be a registered organisation. The federal government could not recognise it. It’s maybe a gaggle of two to 5 folks issuing a press release. That is nothing to fret about.
“We’ve mentioned steadily that not all Fulani are criminals. And if there are criminals, the federal government has to seek out them out and prosecute them. Sure, Sunday Igboho has the best to say no matter he desires to say.
“You can’t ask anyone whether or not Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani, Igbo, Tiv or any Nigerian to depart part of the nation whether or not Sunday Igboho or Arewa thus far they’re residing lawfully. However, in the event that they violate the regulation, then it’s the duty to name the safety brokers’ consideration to arrest and prosecute.
“The president ought to handle the nation urgently to guarantee all residents that Nigeria is secure. He ought to admire Nigerians and acknowledge their challenges and guarantee us that he is doing his greatest.
“He ought to tell us what the safety brokers are doing to revive the safety of lives and property. He ought to discuss to us himself, not by anyone. That is what is anticipated of a president. Then, go in regards to the course of of getting a brand new structure that can accommodate state police and native authorities police,” Olajide mentioned.