…Nobody can intimidate the Niger Delta people into submission
By Isaac Olamikan
A group, 21st Century Youths of Nigeria for Restructuring, has stated that all Nigerians must join hands “to rescue our democracy and our country, Nigeria, from impostors.”
This was contained in a statement signed by self-styled General Izon Ebi and made available to GbaramatuVoice.
The statement in part stated: “After intense pressure and meetings with our elders, leaders and various stakeholders from the Niger Delta reminding us of the peace pact and alliance reached to forge a common front, the 21st Century Youths of Nigeria for Restructuring therefore have decided to instruct all our members to stand down all attacks on our critical infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos as a mark of honour for our girls, the Super Falcons, that have made us proud as Nigerians.
“But we want to warn our elders, leaders and all Nigerians that this government must not be trusted and treated with platitude because there is a lot of credibility rumour around it, if not a reasonable government will do everything possible to sign the Electoral Act into law. The signing of the Electoral Act into law will douse tension and fear because signing the Act into Law will help in building confidence toward a free, fair, transparent and credible general election come 2019. We want to condemn the attitude of the Nigerian Army, other security agencies and the Federal Government to be mindful of its antics and avoid plunging the Niger Delta into unnecessary crises by not sponsoring violence, provocation and intimidation and immediately stop the use of our security personnel primitively to intimidate political opponents in this 21st century.
“Nobody or government can intimidate the Niger Delta people into submission not even this one. We are going to resist this ploy and well-orchestrated plan to impose their stooges as our leaders in the Niger Delta and Nigeria.
“We are going to resist it and must resist it with the last drop of our blood. At this point the International communities must come to our aid in the Niger Delta because violence in the Niger Delta at this time will spell doom for our democracy, Nigeria and Africa in particular.
“We must and shall join hands with other well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians to rescue our democracy and our country, Nigeria, from impostors.”