By Joseph Evah,
The Federal Government’s running to the court to file a suit against Niger Delta States is like an armed robber running to the police station to report his victim. It is only in an insane society like Nigeria that such a thing can happen. Let me tell you the characters that want war in Nigeria. The clique that dash themselves countless number of local government area councils and states with the aim of stealing our wealth in the name of federal character and federal allocation formula are the ones calling for war. The man who allows sharia but disallows Kaima Declaration is calling for war.
The people who use our oil money to train cows and their masters in the name of nomadic education but deny the Ijaw education for fish and fishermen are calling for war. The cliques who deny the Niger Delta people’s right to aspire to the highest office in Nigeria by calling them minority want war, those who arrogantly refuse to accept the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference as the way forward for Nigeria are the people calling for war.”
Coordinator, The Ijaw Economic Monitoring Group, in an interview with TEMPO.
Culled from Our VISSION, Vol. 3 No. 12, March/April 2002