‘Call for return of Ndigbo from the North unpatriotic’

Nigerians have continued to react to the recent call by the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Asari Dokubo to the effect that Igbos living in northern Nigeria should return to their home states, in the event of the 2015 presidential election not favouring the north.

The call which had been described as misleading is said to be the handiwork of those who do not wish Nigeria well as an indivisible entity.

A cross-section of people who spoke to Christian Voice said that the security challenges confronting the country is not peculiar to the Igbos, adding that the present situation is a national problem.

They call for divine intervention, especially in the forthcoming general elections so that the country might come out stronger and more united.

In her reaction, an APC stalwart, Lady Comfort Mere, said that Nigeria had gone beyond ethnic chauvinism and needs comments that would unite the country and not those that will divide the nation.

An Owerri based legal practitioner who spoke on the condition of anonymity described the call as a threat to national peace, and demanded more explanation from Alhaji Dokubo.

In his own reaction, an Owerri based business mogul Chief Ikenna Ukaoha simply called for the immediate arrest of Alhaji Dokubo.


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