Spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has advised the Federal Government on how to handle the call for secession from the Southeast and the quit notice handed Igbos living in the North by Arewa youths.
According to Abdullahi, the Federal Government should invite both Northern and Southern agitating youths and elders to a roundtable.
He said by this, some common grounds in the interest of the country could be gained.
Abdullahi said, “When you want the latest on the quit notice, go to the youth. I am not a youth.
“My understanding is that I participated in one of the elders’ consultations with the acting president (Prof. Yemi Osinbajo). We were the first group to meet him and he listened to our views. I learnt he met with the other group too.
“The initial idea was that all the groups would be put together for a joint discussion.
“I think this is what perhaps has not taken place. Perhaps, at that time, when the groups meet, we might be able to extract some common positions which will be communicated to the general public.”