The National Christian Elders Forum have been very critical of Northern governors and the way they handled the negotiation of the suspension of the quit notice issued to the Igbos in the region.
Recall that recently the Northern Governors negotiated with the Arewa youth, who had initially issued the quit notice and had said that the quit notice was now suspended.
Leader of the forum, Chief Solomon Asemota (SAN), said that the use of the word ‘suspend’ meant that it could be restarted at any time and that to condone such an “unlawful and ill-motivated statements” is unbecoming and tantamount to subverting their oath of office
Asemota said; “Recently, there was an unfortunate quit notice given to Ndigbo living in the northern part of the country by the Arewa youths. What is perhaps more unfortunate is the information that the governors of the north announced that the quit notice has been suspended.
“This implies that it can be resumed at a later date, this is very unfortunate. If governors are now seen to condone such unlawful and ill-motivated statements, then how shall the youths be contained? We wish to stress that the conduct of these governors is subversive to their oath of office wherein they swore to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law,”