Posted by News Express | 30 January 2015 | 4,779 times
A former Niger-Delta militants’ leader, Government Ekpemupolo Tompolo yesterday attacked former Minister of Defence, General T.Y. Danjuma over his call for the arrest of some select Niger-Delta militants leaders.
General Danjuma, on Wednesday in Kano, listed those he wanted picked up by security agents to include the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force NDPVF, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, Tompolo and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (Boyloaf).
But in a press statement made available by Tompolo’s media aide, Paul Bebenimibo, Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) accused General Danjuma of being selective in his judgment, as he noted that certain Nigerians, particularly of Northern extraction had made similar provocative statements and were never castigated by the former Army chief.
Tompolo mentioned former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, serving Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, Dr. Junaid Muhammed and Mallam Adamu Ciroma, among those whose comments could endanger the corporate existence of the nation.
He further alleged that General Danjuma was working in connivance with All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to ensure victory for APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The former militant restated his threat “that President Goodluck Jonathan must win this election for Nigeria to continue to stay together.’’
The statement reads in part: “The call by Gen. T.Y Danjuma (Rtd) to arrest me and other agitators for a better living for the people of the Niger Delta region is an indication that he is behind terrorism in the North eastern part of the country as well as the stoning of President Jonathan’s convey in Kastina and Bauchi states, because he has never condemned those acts, even though Boko Haram attacked churches and mosques in his home town.
“Is Gen. Danjuma not aware of the peaceful atmosphere when General Buhari visited Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa (Home state of the President) states for campaign? Why is it that President Jonathan’s convoy was attacked in Katsina and Bauchi states without any provocation?
Who is Gen. Danjuma if not for the oil wealth he is enjoying from the Niger Delta? I believe, there is something wrong with Gen. Danjuma.
He should be rather arrested for being behind terrorism in the North.
“Where was Danjuma when Mallam Ciroma Adamu threatened to make Nigeria ungovernable, if president Jonathan defeated the All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammedu Buhari?”
Where was this so called statesman when the APC campaign Director General (DG), Mr. Rotimi Ameachi threatened to form a parallel government if President Jonathan wins the 2015 elections? Where was this hypocrite when Dr. Junaid Muhammed, Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar all said in separate interviews that the nation will boil if Jonathan won the election in 2011?
“General Danjuma should be reminded that the devilish treaty that brought the Southern and Northern Protectorates together in 1914, has expired last year. Danjuma and his likes, such as General Buhari, General Obasanjo and Mr. Bola Tinubu should be grateful to president Jonathan who has been keeping this country together, if not for president Jonathan, Nigeria would not have been any more. Danjuma and his cohorts should be reminded of the saying that ‘those who live in glass house should not throw stones.”
Adapted from Daily Sun
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