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Arewa youths spoke as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday said that the total rejection of restructuring of the country by the honourable members of the Senate is an indication to all and sundry that Nigeria can never be united.
This is even as the custodian of the Igbo culture and tradition and traditional ruler of Nri in Anambra State, Eze Obidiegwu Onyeso has threatened to drag Nnamdi Kanu to court for allegedly desecrating the Igbo tradition by claiming to have received Ofo Nri (the Igbo staff of authority), when such a thing never happened.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Speaker of the Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, Mohammed Salihu and the Clerk, Desmond Minakaro, accused the Federal Government of aiding and abetting the IPOB leader to breach the bail conditions handed him by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja and inciting Nigerians against the government at major rallies in the South South and South East states.
The Northern youth leaders wondered why the government has allowed Kanu to grow wings and threaten national peace and security with inciting statements capable of destroying the country without calling him to order.
The Arewa youths said it was disappointing that despite the clear bail conditions reeled out by Justice Nyako, Kanu had brazenly violated all including the ban on organising rallies and press conferences and being with any crowd of more than ten persons at any time.
The youth leaders said: “The leadership of Arewa Youth Assembly has observed with keen interest the high level of lawlessness exhibited by Nnamdi Kanu since he was granted bail in June this year and the conspiracy of silence displayed by the Federal Government and its security agencies in the face of such affront by the IPOB leader.
No doubt, this lawlessness is capable of disintegrating this country. “The level of insecurity and youth agitations calls for concern by all well meaning Nigerians. These threats have turned our country in a place of uncertainty and now a laughing stock in the international community.
Nigerians now live in a state of fear and trauma for the fear of the unknown. “Any nation or institution which cannot abide by its own laws, rules and regulations is bound to fail and not worthy of being a nation or institution.
It is on record that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided by Honourable Justice Binta Nyako on the 28th April, 2017, granted bail to one Mr. Nnamdi Kanu on health grounds with about 12 conditions attached to his bail.
“Gentlemen of press, you will all agree with us that the said Nnamdi Kanu has openly violated his bail conditions, chief among which are that he should not address a press conference; a rally and should not be in a gathering of more than ten persons.