Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has vowed to personally lead a war if any Igbo man in the northern part of the country is touched.
His statement comes due to the quit notice issued to Igbos by a coalition of Northern youths recently.
According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain who spoke in an AIT programme, People Politics and Power, those who signed the quit notice are pushovers in the north, adding that Igbos are not afraid of quit notice since they also have somewhere they came from.
“Anybody that touches any Igbo man in terms of saying that we should quit; the country will go into war, and I will lead the war if Igbos are touched. I do not believe that in 2017 we should be attacking each other,” he said.
“The quit notice means nothing. No reasonable northern elder will do that. Did Adamu Ciroma sign? Did Babangida sign? Did Abdulsalam sign? Aliko Dangote?
“When you say northern elders, I don’t know whether Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano, Emir of Zazzau and his likes are asking us to quit. If all these people come out and say we should quit, we will quit. We are not afraid of quitting, we have a place to go. But Nigeria’s unity is more important.”