Buhari’s Victory: NDPC replies Dokubo-Asari over threat to go back to creek
Following an allegation by the Niger Delta Salvation Front/Nigeria Delta People Volunteer Force (NDPSF/NDPVF), led by Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, that the people of the North and South-West conspired against the Niger-Delta to deny their kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan a second term in office, the Niger Delta People Confederal (NDPC) yesterday said the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari represents the true wish of Nigerian people.
The Co-ordinator of NDPC, Mr Iyamu Osaro Culture, in a press statement in Benin City, the Edo State capital, made available to newsmen yesterday, reminded Dokubo-Asari that it was the same regional group they are accusing today that voted overwhelmingly for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and sued for peace in order to fast-track development in the region than promoting hostilities or return to the creeks.
He said: “Let no person see the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as conspiracy against we the Niger Delta people or acceptance of defeat by the father of modern democracy (President Jonathan) as cowardice. Every Nigerian should see the just concluded presidential election, which produced the Buhari as Nigerians’ wish.
“At this critical time, we the people of Niger Delta wants rapid development of our region, countless youth empowerment and above all want the president–elect, when sworn in, to retrieve all our oil wells which belong to individuals and perhaps re-allocate them to Niger Delta states for aggressive transformation of our region.
“However, if the President-elect fails to meet our expectations after four years, then we would change his government through the ballot just the same way President Jonathan was shown the way out.
“Hence we want to appeal to Mr Asari Dokubo to kindly give peace a chance as we look forward to joining the incoming President to transform our region and Nigeria at large, which is not negotiable.”