Ohaneze Youth Foundation has met with former Chief Security Officer to late former Military Head Of State, Major Hamza El Mustapha.
The meeting took place in Abuja.
The group demanded an apology from Arewa Youths for issuing a quit notice to Igbos residing in the Northern part of the country.
The group also frowned at the threat, saying it is uncalled for and “therefore deserves apology for heating up the polity”
In his speech at a the meeting with the former Chief Security Officer, the National President of the group, Mr Don Uba said the threat by the Arewa youths could be a ploy by some Northern elites to stage a coup in the country.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to confer an award of honour on Major Mustapha , whom he described an “ Essence of Democracy”, adding that a similar award will be conferred on Mustapha at the Foundation’s national delegate conference in November 2017.
Uba reminded the Northern Youths that Nigeria belongs to “all of us and that there are many Northerners residing outside the shores of the nation and their various hosts have not threatened them to abandon their hard earned property and other legacies”
In his remarks, Major Mustapha urged Nigerians to imbibe the political doctrine of Zikism which according to him is anchored on the unity of Nigeria and Africa as well. He condemned the clamour for the division of the country saying it would do the nation no good.
Mustapha berated the Arewa Youths for the hate speeches, adding that he is aware they are being sponsored by some elements who do not want the progress of the country.
“Government should identify those sponsoring the youths to the detriment of the nation. Internal wrangling and insurgency have dealt with us as a country and it is left for the government and the public do something about it”.
” As a youth group you should talk to Nnamdi Kanu so that he should end the Biafra agitation since he is a grand child of Nnamdi Azikiwe and it was the late statesman’ s intention that we have a united Nigeria” he said