A coalition of Niger Delta agitators, beneath the aegis of Niger Delta Watchdogs and Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, have vowed to shut down Nigeria if the Federal Authorities fails to withdraw its fees towards the Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.
The agitators warned these working underneath the Buhari authorities to “watch their back” if the administration goes forward with what they termed “harassment” of the CJN.
In a press release signed by John Dakku, the agitators additionally warned all non indigenes who owned oil wells within the coastal space to put together to vacate their zone.
Stressing that Buhari has by no means been disposed to the appointment of the CJN, the agitators stated that was why he delayed his appointment because the nation’s chief regulation workplace after many months in appearing capability.
The assertion said that Onnoghen was struggling as a result of he hails from the south south zone.
The assertion reads: “The Basic Meeting of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators is shocked to study concerning the arraignment of the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen over allegations of his false declaration of belongings based mostly on a petition written by one Mr. Dennis Aghanya of the Anti-Corruption and Analysis Based mostly Knowledge Initiative. The CJN is struggling simply because he’s from the minority space of the South South the Niger Delta area. That is undoubtedly a petition plotted by the Presidency to forcefully take away the incumbent CJN from workplace and exchange him with a Northerner.
“Within the first occasion, President Muhammadu Buhari was not disposed to Justice Onnoghens appointment to this place which is why he refused to affirm the appointment after so many months of serving in Appearing capability. It was through the interval of his illness whereas in Britain that the Appearing President Prof. Osinbajo confirmed the appointment. We want to additionally recall that in August final yr, Mr. Matthew Seiyefa of Bayelsa State who was probably the most senior and most certified officer on the time was appointed to the place of Appearing Director-Common of the Division of State Safety by Prof. Osinbajo, solely to get replaced with a retired and junior officer to Mr. Seiyefa, Mr. Yusuf Magji Bichi by President Buhari as quickly as he resumed duties. We hereby vehemently resist any try to take away CJN Walter Onnoghen from workplace.
“These go to affirm that there’s a excessive degree of hatred, injustice, discrimination and marginalization of the Niger Delta area by the APC-led authorities over the previous three years.
“Earlier than the 2015 elections, we will recall a number of occasions that happened within the political area which may now be confirmed have been executed to discredit the federal government of President Goodluck Jonathan. Nationwide protests in 2012 led by prime labour leaders and Civil Rights activists together with the present APC Nationwide Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Professor Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, and Festus Keyamo greeted the federal government of the day towards the removing of oil subsidy and resultant will increase within the pump costs of the nations petroleum merchandise. After a lot persistence, authorities had to bow to the desire of the individuals.
“Through the marketing campaign for re-election in 2015, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan a South South indigene was attacked in Bauchi state, we additionally witnessed how Northerners and Yorubas embarrassed him, even these he trusted betrayed him and did all the things potential to take away him as a result of he’s from a minority tribe in Niger Delta. Subsequently, we would like to inform Nigerians and the Worldwide Group that any try for President Buhari to proceed in workplace past Might 2019 might be resisted by all means mandatory. In the event that they achieve rigging election and convey again Buhari, then Nigeria ought to put together to exist with out the Niger Delta oil, Niger Delta won’t be a part of Nigeria anymore. The Northerners also needs to put together to depart the Niger Delta if President Buhari contiue past Might 2019; we’re ready to strike as soon as and for all and declare our Sovereign Niger Delta Republic.
“What, nevertheless, surprises us is the truth that the identical individuals and teams that protested towards the petroleum subsidy removing and will increase in costs of the petroleum merchandise are those who gave President Buhari the nod to begin the subsidy removing with none report of protests. This goes to affirm with none iota of doubt, that the protests towards the Jonathan administration have been embarked upon principally as a result of he’s from the Niger Delta area. Equally, protests towards the Chibok Women abduction, and complaints about widespread corruption, excessive costs of commodity gadgets, and so on have been the order of the day. They declared that they wanted change; thus, they ganged up, humiliated and betrayed Jonathan out of workplace and introduced President Buhari to energy. However immediately the a lot desired modified has metamorphosed into chains and people so referred to as activists and civil rights protagonists are holding mum even within the face of human rights abuses, and deployment of draconian legal guidelines harking back to the army period.
“As we speak, the costs of things have elevated geometrically and primary home items are not reasonably priced to teeming Nigerians. Worth of petrol is now N145 per litre as towards N87 throughout Jonathans regime. A Bag of Rice now prices between N17,000 and N18,000 as towards N7,000 – N8,000 in the course of the quick previous regime.
“Regardless that Boko Haram insurgency was outstanding throughout Jonathans regime, it’s now past management. We perceive that Governor Shettima of Borno who was towards using army motion towards the insurgents by the then Authorities on the pretext that harmless and innocent residents shall be killed within the army operations, is now crying that the insurgency is past him. As quickly as APC authorities got here into energy in 2015, Fulani Herdsmen began killings; at the moment Fulani Herdsmen have killed uncountable variety of Nigerians, burn villages, maim and rape ladies with impunity with none arrest or prosecution. Immediately the insecurity within the nation has degenerated to some extent the place individuals can not sleep with their eyes closed, the state of affairs is similar in Borno, Yobe, Zamfara together with Katsina state, the house of President Buhari. If President Buhari can’t safe his personal individuals in Katsina State, how can he safe the entire Nigeria?
“In fact, he and his fellow tribalists ought to keep in mind that no matter goes spherical, comes round. Even the so referred to as battle towards corruption could be very selective, and ridiculously those that are branding the previous PDP-led authorities as probably the most corrupt are those that had been a part of the federal government since 1999 as governors, legislators, political appointees, and so forth., however immediately they don’t seem to be ashamed to blame the federal government of which they have been an integral half, for the alleged failures and bastadization of the financial system. Individuals like former Speaker and Governor Rotimi Amaechi, now Buharis Marketing campaign Director Basic and former Governor now Senator, Godswill Akpabio who had corruptly enriched themselves throughout their tenures have now discovered the APC their protected heaven.
“The nations poverty index has skyrocketed, the speed of unemployment has elevated. At present, Buhari is busy making an attempt to extradite erstwhile Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke from London, whereas beneath his very nostril, billions of naira are being drained fraudulently by the Aso Rock Cabal and his political appointees and key workplace holders throughout the nation. The NNPC has grow to be a conduit pipe for siphoning the nations monetary assets. However to President Buhari and the Cabal, nothing dangerous is occurring within the governments led by the APC.the thieves are within the PDP-ruled States. Benue, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States have to be always harassed and their accounts frozen as a result of they don’t seem to be APC. A current working example is the alleged corruption cost with admissible proof leveled towards Governor Ganduje of Kano State, who PMB has already declared to be the most effective Governor in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is in a confused state as lately declared by america of America. APC is ready to win the forthcoming elections by drive. They’ve refused to marketing campaign as a result of they don’t have anything to inform the individuals concerning the previous three years of their governance. Thus, they’re getting ready to win by any means via Vote Shopping for and falsification of election outcomes by way of INEC and Safety Businesses. We’ve got now come to the conclusion that if Buhari returns to energy the nation will not be protected. If Nigeria will stay as one indivisible unit, it’ll have to survive with out the Niger Delta crude oil. We name on those that ganged up, protested and humiliated Goodluck Jonathan out of workplace, to stand up and do similar to President Muhammadu Buhari whose authorities is the worst within the historical past of governance within the nation.
“It’s fairly unlucky that just lately the Buhari-led APC authorities has resorted to harassment and intimidation of opposition with impunity, it’s a obtrusive proven fact that the huge corruption presently happening within the APC led authorities has positioned Nigeria as one of many worlds most corrupt nation, but Buhari is celebrating corrupt officers so long as they’re APC members.
“We therefore want to state categorically that if the Presidency failed to reverse it harassment against the CJN, we will have no other option than to mobilize all the Niger Delta fighters and commence serious actions that would shake the country and the whole world; we shall shut down all the oil wells in the Niger Delta. We also call on all the Northerners and Yoruba who own oil wells in the Niger Delta to prepare to vacate immediately, we also want to warn our Niger Delta brothers who are working for Buhari to watch their back and know that we are watching them and their family members, we warn them to stop campaigning for Buhari in the Niger Delta. Be warned”
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