21st April, 2011
The Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Group, COSEG, has called on the Northern leaders to put a stop to the spate of violence in the area just as it congratulated president Goodluck Jonathan on his victory at the presidential poll.
The group at its emergency meeting in Lagos said the call for ceasefire was necessary to save democracy, warning that taking the laws into individuals’ hands without recourse to the rule of law was a recipe for anarchy.
According to a communiquÃ© signed by Dayo Ogunlana and Rasaq Oloko Oba, chairman of cordianting council and secretary respectively, if the mayhem continues unabated, enemies of democracy could take advantage of the situation to destabilise the country.
â€œWe are alarmed at the rate at which properties are being destroyed and people arw being killed. We hereby call for a â€œstop to the condemnable act that has brought agony and suffering to our bother and sisters living in the North,â€ the group stated.
COSEG, therefore, called on the aggrieved parties to go the court of law to lay their grievances rather than take the law into their hands and engage in divisive tendencies.