In a statement signed by its President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, the youths called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Kanu for threatening national peace and stability with careless statements.
The group said it was disturbed that Kanu issued the election boycott threat not minding the tensed atmosphere in the land arising from the recent threat issued by Arewa youths to the Igbo to quit their land on or before October 1.
The youths justified the quit notice on the provocation caused them by Kanu’s persistent and unwarranted calls for Nigeria’s disintegration without any justification. They said they were taken aback by Kanu’s threat at a time the presidency led by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is meeting with stakeholders across the country to strengthen the bond of unity and cohesion. Gujungu said:
“But it is unfortunate that the Federal Government and even leaders of thought and politicians, especially those of Igbo extraction have not deemed it necessary to condemn Nnamdi Kanu or call him to order.
“We are also amused that while the call for the arrest of Northern youths is still on, nobody is saying anything about Kanu’s provocation of other Nigerians. To add salt to injury, this is someone who has severally and serially violated his bail conditions with reckless abandon and he is walking free.”