By Emma Amaize
ASABA—THE Niger Delta People Salvation Front/Niger Delta People Volunteer Force, NDPSF/NDPVF, led by Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has described General Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the presidential election as a conspiracy by the North and South-West against the Niger Delta, South-East and Middle Belt geo-political regions.
Similarly, a Niger Delta activist, Mr. Austin Ozobo, has said that the just concluded presidential election was a manipulation and a scam against President Goodluck Jonathan and people of the Niger Delta by a section of the country.
Ozobo said in Warri, yesterday: “What happened was that they submitted cooked up results from their bedrooms to favour their Muslim brother, Gen. Buhari and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC chairman, Professor Jega was evidently biased in his assignment.
“We can no longer exist in a country full of injustice and manipulation. We are tired of being called infidels and second-class citizens. Every successive president in this country was given the privilege to rule two terms but our turn was different.
“Why was that same privilege not extended to us? We have been cheated and that is very dangerous. Since independence, Jonathan’s tenure is the first time we have produced a president in this country and he has been barred from a second term. This is callous.”
NDPSF/NDPVF in a statement by Mr Rex Anighoro, said: “It is not a victory of the people, but a victory of regional conspiracy and supremacy. It clearly reinforces the fact of self determination and the truth that Nigeria remains a very divided and separated entity whose claim to unity remains a fraud of gargantuan proportion.
“The voting pattern has clearly shown that the Hausa/Fulani North and the Yorubas are united in the conquest of the Niger Deltans and the Igbos of defunct Biafra with the Middle Belt now used as pawns. We remain a people separated by our ideologies and interests. We are not integrated or reconciled.
“The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly re -energised. It is clear that a vicious government who may maim and murder the voice of the so-called minorities may have just been birthed. Indeed integration is nonexistent as regional gang ups and supremacy are symbolic with this victory.”