Governor Ayo Fayose has blamed President Buhari for the statement by Northern youths, asking Igbos to leave the region.
A group known as the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) had issued an ultimatum asking South-Easterners to leave the North.
Fayose however called on leaders from South-East and North to sort out matters.
The Governor said “How can a President that was just sworn-in after a tension-soaked election be saying that any section that didn’t vote for him won’t benefit from his appointments?
“By implication, such President was openly giving room for sectionalism and that was exactly what President Buhari did after the election. We could all confirm that Nigeria has never been this divided in history.
“Every Nigerian knew that the people of the southeast didn’t vote for him, so that automatically gave that Northern groups to have the effrontery to order Igbos out of their region. When a leader speaks like that, something like this is bound to happen.
“We can’t deny the fact that the problem has gone so deep in dividing us. But it is not beyond solution. The leaders from Southeast and the North should sit down and iron out their differences in the interest of everybody.”
Governor Ayo Fayose recently announced that he will take over from President Buhari in 2019.