His Royal Highness, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, Lamido of Adamawa, frightens southern Nigerians with war at the National Conference.
“The North should not be pushed to the wall. If we are pushed to the wall, we would simply walk out of the conference.
“When we walk out, there would be great consequences for the country.
“I am sounding a “note of warning” before it is too late.
“It is obvious that if the country breaks up many of those shouting me down would have no place to run to. And for all I cared, the people of Adamawa and a lot more people, will be welcome and accommodated in Cameroon.
“My Kingdom extended to the Republic of Cameroon especially the place called Adamawa State in Cameroon.
“I just want to sound a note of warning and that is why I requested to be given time to speak before the start of business today”, the royal father noted.
He added: “The note of warning I want to sound is that we should not take a cue from the so-called civilised people of western countries because they are always after their own interest and they can use anything, coercion, force, and other means to protect their interest.
“Listening to the debates and the behaviour of some delegates here, it really beats my imagination how a gathering of people like us will behave like the way we are behaving.
“Mr. President delivered his address here that he laid down what we are supposed to discuss, but many people here, sorry to say, especially some elder statesmen who claimed to be strong loyalists of Mr. President… But unfortunately, these people are in the forefront to contradict what Mr. President said.
“At the rate we are going, in the long run this conference may not achieve its purpose.
“In the long run, if we are not careful, this conference will flop, God forbid.
“And if it flops the resultant effect cannot be predicted by anyone of us here. If something happens and the country disintegrates, God forbid, many of those who are shouting their heads off will have nowhere to go.
“I and the people of Adamawa, and many others have somewhere to go”, the threatened.
“I am the Lamido of Adamawa and my kingdom transcends Nigeria and Cameroon. A large part of my kingdom is in the Republic of Cameroon, apart from my kingdom in Adamawa.
“Part of that kingdom in Cameroon is called Adamawa State, in Cameroon, so you see, if I run to that place, I can easily assimilate, but I want to plead with us to adhere to laid down rules by Mr. President in his address, which include issues of voting.
“Unless you want to disobey the President, then you can do whatever you want and if we are pushed to the wall, we will easily walk out of this conference.
“Jingoism is not a preclusive of anyone, everyone here is a potential jingoist. If we are pushed to the wall, we will easily walk out of this conference and fight you”, he warned.
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