Niger Delta militants have announced that there will be consequences if President Jonathan fails to win the 2015 general elections.
Jonathan is from the Ijaw ethnic tribe, the only time someone from a minority tribe has governed the nation.
The militants revealed that if Jonathan is removed as president, it would mean a direct attack on the Ijaw nation.
They also threatened to unleash violence on the country and take back Niger Delta oil should Jonathan lose the election, saying that a Jonathan victory is non-negotiable.
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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, Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, leader of the 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 the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku, was also present with the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, and his deputy, president general of the 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 re-election.
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 that One Nigeria does not exist and the only reason Nigeria’s diverse nationalities are together is oil.
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He said that if the North takes power away from Jonathan, the 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 the APC's Muhammedu Buhari.