If Jonathan Loses, There Will Be Civil War – Niger Delta Militants
Niger Delta militants have announced that there would be consequences if President Jonathan fails to win the 2015 general elections.
Mr Jonathan who is of Ijaw ethnic tribe, the only time a minority tribe has governed the nation.
The ex militants revealed that if Jonathan is removed as president, it would mean a direct attack on Ijaw nation.
They also threatened to unleash violence on the country and take back Niger Delta oil should Mr. Jonathan loses re-election.
The militants stated that Jonathan victory in the next election is nonnegotiable.
The militants were speaking yesterday in Government House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital at a large meeting that was attended by all the former militant leaders and their followers across the Niger Delta region.
In attendance were, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader, Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Victor Ben Ebikabowei, aka, Boy Loaf, and Government Ekpudomenowei, aka, Tompolo.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, and chairman of Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku was also present with the Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson and his deputy, President General of Ijaw Youth Council, Udengs Eradiri, among others.
Dokubo-Asari talked of the discrimination faced by Ijaws all over the country and said they can’t and won’t take it any longer.
”For every Goliath, God created a David. For every Pharoah, there is a Moses. “We are going to war. Everyone of you should go and fortify yourself,’’he said.
He told everyone at the meeting to be ready for battle ahead and declared that Mr. Jonathan would win reelection.
Dokubo-Asari also condemned the attack on jonathan’s campaign in the north by hoodlums.
He maintained that the survival of the Ijaw nation rests in the hands of the militants gathered at the meeting.
Boyloaf also condemned the attack on Jonathan and said that nobody has the monopoly of violence.
He asserted there One Nigeria does not exist and the only reason Nigeria’s diverse nationalities are together is oil.
He said that if the North takes power away from Jonathan, Niger Delta will take their oil away.
”Keep grudges and sentiments apart. We are ready to match them bumper to bumper,” Boyloaf said.
Governor Dickson thanked the militants for backing the re-election campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan as he faces off APC’s Muhammedu Buhari.
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