A Former militant leader in the Niger Delta, ‘General’ Preye Ekpebide has warned that those fueling crisis in the country on account of President Goodluck Jonathan bid to re-contest for the president in 2015, that they risk losing their oil blocs, should they fail to desist from troubling the current administration.
Speaking in Bomadi, Delta State, Ekpebide warned that even though former warlords have embraced the amnesty programme, it was no guarantee that they would watch and stay aloof, if Jonathan was not treated fairly as demanded by the constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
He said “since this was the first time a South-South person is occupying the number one position in the country, the principle of equity and fairness demands that every Nigerian, wherever they may come from, have equal rights and privileges.
“The peaceful disposition of the South-South region should not be taken for granted as the boys are waiting for Jonathan to declare his 2014 ambition.”
He frowned that the North and the South–West regions have been enjoying the oil blocs from the South-South for more than four decades to the detriment of the region, adding “if they do not want to lose these benefits, they should desist from troubling the Jonathan administration.”
Ekpebide noted that the South-South region was keenly watching the security situation in the North–Eastern states, especially Borno State, describing the development there as a ploy by some group of persons to discredit the Jonathan’s administration which he said, willd not work.