Presidency finally Reacts to Asari and Tompolo’s threat of war

January 30, 2015 1:13 pm

How did we get to the a level in where ex-militants will sit
right inside a government house to issue out threats to Nigerians? I
think we are sinking too deep into this mess and must be checked.

The Federal Government officially reacted to the war threat by ex- Niger
Delta militants, on Thursday, saying it was reprehensible.

The condemnation came barely a day after General Theophilus Danjuma
called for their arrest and seven days after the ex-militants made the
threat at the Government House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The ex-militants – Mujahiden Dokubo-Asari, Government Ekpemupolo (aka
Tompolo), Victor Ebikabowei (aka Boyloaf) and others – had at the end of
a meeting attended by Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, said,
“For every Goliath, God created a David. For every Pharaoh, there is a
Moses. We are going to war. Every one of you should go and fortify
yourself.”But as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Interior, Abba
Moro, cautioned against inflammatory remarks, unrepentant Tompoli, said
Danjuma was the one that should be arrested by the security.

The minister, at a conference in Abuja, said, “It is reprehensible
for people to threaten this country with mayhem should their candidate
lose the election . The President, Dr. Jonathan, has not left anybody
in doubt as to his preparedness to conduct a free, fair, credible and
transparent election.

“Mr. President has said that in the unlikely event of his losing the
election, in the course of this exercise, that he was straight man
enough, he was democratic enough to concede defeat.

“So, if Mr. President himself, who is the main contestant, who is the
President of this country, who is the leader of the PDP(Peoples
Democratic Party) has come out to say that he was going to ensure free
and fair elections where the choice of Nigerians would be respected, I
do not see where statements from supporters of either Mr. President or
any political party for that matter should derail the course of this
democratic movement.”

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