Following the Ultimatum given by the Arewa Youths in Northern Nigeria to the Igbos to leave the North before the first of October 2017, The President of the Middle Belt Forum and former Minister of information, Prof. Jerry Gana has warned this group of Northern Youths, stating that should Nigeria divide, theMiddle belt will not join the North.
He went ahead to state that nobody has the right to issue a quit on any citizen of the nation for any reason.
He said: “They think when it comes to break-up, we will go along with the North. We have already told them that if they allow this country to break up, we are not going with the North. We are staying where we are. So, just take notice. If it comes to that, we will tell you that you are Arewa and we are ‘Middle-Belters.”
He continued by saying: “In democracy, dialogue is the language, consultation is the way. Two cannot work together unless they agree. So, there needs to be dialogue and mutual respect.
Anywhere you have diversity of ethnicity or religion in the world, the type of system that works is federalism. And that is the way. And each one must build his federal system the way it suits him. It cannot be imposed; it cannot be engineered in favour of one person.”