Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has disowned the spokesperson of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof Ango Abdullahi, over his comments that Nigeria should breakup.
Abdullahi, on Wednesday, had said the best option for the nation was a return to 1914 or 1960.
Reacting to Abdullahi’s statement, Secretary-General of the ACF, Anthony Sani, said the former Ahmadu Bello University vice-chancellor was on his own on.
He said: ”Prof Ango Abdullahi has the right to air his view, but he is on his own on this matter of public importance.
”As far as we are concerned, the certain benefits of a big and united one Nigeria are more than the uncertain gains of split.
”It is therefore defeatist to allow our temporary challenges to redefine our cherished common destiny and set our collective agenda.
”Nigerians must know that in mechanism of community living, victory and defeat are never final. Our current challenges are not beyond redemption.”