Goodluck Jonathan has weighed in on the ethnic tension between
The former president stated that Nigerians have the right to live in any part of the country
The Coalition of Northern Youths had
issued a statement ordering Igbo people in the north to leave Nigeria’s
former president, Goodluck Jonathan has weighed in on the ethnic tension
following an ultimatum issued to the Igbos in the north to leave the
region by a Northern youth forum.
Jonathan took to his Facebook page on
Thursday, June 8, to share a powerful message to Nigerians. In his
message the former president stated that Nigerians have the right to
live in any part of the country.
Read his message below: “Every Nigerian
citizen has an inalienable right to reside in any part of Nigeria. As
Nigerians, we should all tailor our thoughts, actions and utterances to
promote this and other rights. We are all brothers and sisters born from
the womb of mother Nigeria. There are no still births or unwanted
births from our mother.
We are all one and equal and it is the
responsibility of all men of goodwill to appeal for calm and unity in
our beloved country Nigerians.” It was learnt that learnt that the group
also urged northern people in the south-eastern part of the country to
immediately start moving back to their various states.
The group threatened that from the 1st
October, 2017, it will begin to prove to the whole world the north was
no longer part of any federal union that should do with the Igbos.