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October 1 quit notice: Makarfi urges Igbos in the North not to panic


Ahmed Markafi

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi has urged the Igbos resident in the north not to flee the region because of the October 1 declaration by the northern youths, urging the Federal Government to immediately call for a meeting with leaders in the south east and north on how to promote the security, peace and tranquility in their areas.

He went on further to say that only restructuring can put an end to the contending agitations by the South East and the North, which is presently posing a threat to the sovereignty of Nigeria

The PDP chief who spoke in Kaduna yesterday, on the need to ensure that the nation’s internal security and sovereignty is not further threatened by the agitations, advised the Federal Government to embark on the process of restructuring Nigeria for development, growth and peaceful existence of citizens in the country.


Asking Igbos not to leave again, he said, “If not for the measures the governors took, the matter could have gone out of control. We didn’t see reprisals; we saw leaders, governors, traditional rulers and religious leaders calling for calm”.

“I am confident October 1 will come and go peacefully. Arewa youths are not like IPOB; you cannot see their flag or office. Maybe you see some youths coming from one state or the other at a meeting and they disperse, which is not what IPOB was doing”.

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