Coalition of Arewa Youths who promoted controversial ‘Kaduna Declaration’ that asked Igbos to quit the North before October 1st have replied Femi Falana (SAN) and second republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa over their comments on the brouhaha.
The Coalition in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said, they were compelled to the criticisms of Femi Falana and Balarabe Musa which they said were not only irresponsible but downright biased.
The coalition said it has further resolved never to be talked by those they referred to as obsolete antics of spent forces the likes of Balarabe Musa and Femi Falana.
The statement read in part, “it is on record that in line with our discipline and cultured upbringing, we have as much as possible shown respect for, and loyalty to Nigerian authorities and the Acting President’s initiative by refusing to be drawn into unnecessary diversionary controversies.
“Nothwithstanding this resolve to respect our leaders and elders in contrast with the every aggressive poise and disrespect for Nigerian state by the antagonist Biafrans, we are however compelled to the criticisms of Femi Falana and Balarabe Musa which were not only irresponsible but downright biased.
“Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and rightly or wrongly presumed a leader of thought in the Southwest, Falana ought not displayed such level of insensitivity to the feelings of northerners by an outright biased assessment of the situation.
“It is as embarrassing as it is disappointing that Falana, a learned man, should descend as low as to deliberately turn away from the truth in a matter of national importance. It is saddening that while Falana remained mute in the face of continues threats and open calls for national disintegration that characterized the renewed Biafran agitation, he was only able to find his voice when the North eventually lost patience and reacted.
“This, Falana did even while a majority of Igbo leaders and sections of the Biafran agitators including IPOB have openly seen reason with our suggestion that the Biafran dream be allowed peacefully in compliance with laid down international regulations governing self-determination.
“The fact that Falana deemed it fit to speak against the northern reaction while shielding the provocative conduct of the Biafran agitation, makes him an unreliable law practitioner and casts doubt on his human rights defenders status. It is disheartening that people who feast on the goodwill of the people should turned out to be lilly livered when the time comes to a position between truth and falsehood”.
On Balarabe Musa the coalition said, “his attack is not entirely unexpected for the fact that in additional to him becoming senile by reason of unprofitable old age, he is as well mentally haunted by the record he has set as the first sitting governor to be democratically impeached for proven acts of misgovernance and breach of statutory regulations.
“Musa in all his life never believed in anything North and by his avowed statements, has disliked, ridiculed and disrespected the late Northern regional Premier, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Sokoto and all he stood for. He also publicly chastised his late mentor, Malam Aminu Kano for the simple reason that he leaned more in favour of the North and its downtrodden masses.
“Lately Musa has taken to hating the current President Muhammadu Buhari for no other reason but that he is a northerner. Musa is known to suffer from a dangerous extremism that deludes him into wrongly believing he is the best in everything”, the statement added.
POSTED BY EDITOR (27-06-2017)