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Arewa Consultative Forum Group warns Balarabe Musa over comments

This is coming on the heels of Musa’s comment referring to ACF as a secessionist group.

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Former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa

(Daily Post)

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has issued a warning to the former Governor of Kaduna State and elder statesman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa over his comments about the group.

This is coming on the heels of Musa’s comment referring to ACF as a secessionist group.

In a statement signed by the forum’s national Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, the group said “It is not in the character of ACF to respond to such a reckless and unfortunate statement especially by a former governor and an elder statesman”, saying, “however, ACF found it imperative to state that as an umbrella body for all northerners irrespective of their religion, tribe, ethnicity and political leanings, it has never and will never canvass to secede from Nigeria.

“It is however very much the business of ACF to help and encourage constructively, our political leaders at all levels to pursue their political ambitions consistent with the long term benefit of our people, survival and development of our country.”

According to Guardian Newspapers, the group added that they are not a “secessionist group as its primary objective is to foster, promote, defend and strengthen national unity, peaceful coexistence and development in the context of one indivisible Nigeria.”

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is a political and cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000.

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