The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has berated a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, for accusing the North of conspiring against Yoruba’s in the current face-off in the party.
A statement issued on Wednesday by Malam Muhammad Ibrahim, ACF National Publicity Secretary, dismissed Akande’s reported allegations as “disappointing, reckless and unbecoming of an elder statesman.”
It said that the forum was disturbed with the current squabbles in the ruling party, just like other well meaning Nigerians desirous of stability and progress of the nation.
The statement cautioned politicians not to whip up tribal and regional sentiments which Nigerians had voted against in the last election.
“Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) considers such statement as uncharitable and a deviation from the main agenda of change which Nigerians voted for.
“The era of tribal and religious politics or inciting one tribe over the other has no place in our present political focus.
“ACF therefore appeals to our elders and all Nigerians to show decorum and civility in their utterances, as all hands should now be on deck to move the nation forward.
“President Muhammadu Buhari needs the support and understanding of all Nigerians especially his party men and women to clean the mess he inherited.
“Nigerians expect so much from Buhari’s administration. Please help and allow him to perform’’.
According to the statement, the crisis at the National Assembly must be addressed through the party’s internal mechanism of resolving conflicts.