Abuja - The Forum of Spokesmen of Ex-Niger
Delta (FOSEG) said it would resist further violations by the uniformed forces
amid reports the military perpetrated these during the recent Bayelsa State
Woyengi-momoemi Donald, Coordinator of FOSEG, said the
position taken by the organisation followed a critical look at the outcome of
the last Saturday’s conduct of the governorship election which the Independent
National Electoral Commission ruled inconclusive.
“Our group seriously frowns at the events of last
Saturday, where the Military was not only available as a willing tool in the
hands of politicians working for the All Progressives Congress alone, but also
went the extra mile in harassing our innocent people mostly our mothers in the
riverine areas of Bayelsa State,” said Donald.
“We are bound to inform Nigerians, particularly President
Muhammadu Buhari that we will vehemently resist, any attempt to further
Militarise Bayelsa State, under the guise of providing security during the
rescheduled election in Southern Ijaw Local government and few other polling
units across the state.”
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Donald said by action of the military on Saturday, it was
considered that “a crime has been committed” against the people of Bayelsa.
Therefore, the organisation was prepared to resist
further attempt at repeating this, particularly during the re-run election for
Southern Ijaw Local government.
“We have therefore resolved to put our teeming members on
the notice to mobilize in readiness for the defense of the right of our people
and against the invasion of Ijaw land by whosoever under the desperation of
hijacking power in Bayelsa,” said Donald.
He added Bayelsa was not “a personal estate to that can
be used to compensate anyone for political patronage.”
“Once again, we wish to restate our readiness to
resist the invasion of Bayelsa with the Military under any guise as we remained
committed to the peace which currently reigns in the Niger Delta region as a
result of our acceptance of the Government’s amnesty and cooperation so far.”
- CAJ News