– From Akanimo Sampson –
MILITANT leaders in the Niger Delta have accused Northern political leaders of subverting President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration with alleged;y sponsored ”wild cat” post-election riots.
They have accordingly warned that there will be no Nigeria again if they failed to apply the breaks in their subversive activities under the guise of ethno-religious uprisings.
Their warning is coming as President Jonathan has ordered the security agencies to apprehend the master minds of the riots in parts of the North.
A correspondent of AkanimoReports gathered that the militant leaders including Government Ekpenupolo, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, Ateka Tom, and 21 others said they want all Nigerians and the international community to understand that ”if a Niger Deltan cannot be accepted to legitimately govern Nigeria despite our contribution to the economic well-being of the country, we shall not allow a non-Niger Deltan to rule over our resources”.
They commended the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Atahiru Jega for successfully conducting what they claimed has gone down in history as ”the fairest and freest presidential election in the history of Nigeria”.
The militant leaders condemned in very strong terms, the post election violence being allegedly perpetrated and sponsored in parts of northern Nigeria by ”disgruntled politicians and crisis-profiteers”.
According to them, ”we dare assert that this sponsored violence does not in any way mirror or reflect the inner feelings of overwhelming majority of the northern masses. The northern masses, just like their brothers and sisters in the south, particularly the Niger Delta, are victims of years of misrule under the same persons orchestrating the post-election violence across the north”.
They are accordingly calling on ”the long suffering northern masses to resist the negative, selfish and self-serving antics of the political jobbers who are behind the political violence across the north. We urge the northern masses to challenge these crisis profiteers to withdraw their sons and daughters from their expensive schools abroad to join the riots that they are instigating