- Arewa Youth Grand Alliance (AYGA) has attacked Atiku Abubakar, former vice president for condemning its stand on Igbo living in the north
- AYGA said it is incredibly and unbecoming for Atiku to accuse the youths from the region
- Inuwa Idris, president of the group has however urged the youths to exercise caution
Arewa Youth Grand Alliance (AYGA) has attacked Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and Usman Bugaje over the quit notice issued to Igbo living in the north.
Daily Trust reports that AYGA on Thursday, August 16, made this known through Alhaji Inuwa Idris, AYGA president.
The group quoted Atiku as saying: ''I strongly condemned the Quit Notice on people of the Igbo ethnic stock living in Northern Nigeria and the counter quit notices that ensued, I also vehemently condemn the retaliatory Quit Notice given by certain elements in other parts of Nigeria to persons of other origins be they Northern, Yoruba or any other ethnic grouping within our country.
''First and foremost, it is a fallacy to believe that there are people of Northern or Southern origin. Nigeria only has people of one origin.
''If we as Nigerians are tied to our residency, rather than the state where our ancestors originated from, this whole idea of quit notice would not have arisen in the first place.
The group said it is ''incredibly callous, ridiculous, uncharitable and unbecoming'' of someone from the North where the youths hold leaders to make such a statement.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Atiku, condemned those peddling quit notice, hate speeches and anti-Igbo songs.
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