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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

There is demand on Buhari’s table, meeting the fundamental demand is the first step to dialogue.

There is demand on Buhari’s table, meeting the fundamental demand is the first step to dialogue.


By Ifeanyi Chijioke

For Family Writers
   
Niger Delta Avengers became the talk of the world due to its consistency and determination for what is right. They probably listen to radio Biafra and have assimilated everything Mazi Nnamdi Kanu taught, the need to be consistent and incorruptible and the need to anchor your actions on reason. I have a clue of their listenership because of their disposition that has been widely praised by people. You see dignity and integrity and wonder where such men came from, unusual and firm in their quest.
   
Other two militant groups, which has Ben as its spokesman and the upper group which threatened to launch missile, have also contributed immensely to reaching the height the agitation in that part of Biafra is. Before men began this agitation, a demand list was given and till date, the list is still very much effective, that is nothing but definition of integrity.  Avengers have risked their lives, committed to certain unprintable things, all for this quest to come to reality.
   
Recall that unconfirmed reports had it that Nigerian government has paid some people and armed them to become militants, the purpose of this move was to infiltrate NDA and take it down. Instead of listening to Avengers, Buhari chose to fight, an action expected to backfire. Too many militant groups are coming into existence, both real and unreal groups, the major reason is nothing but hunting the spoils of Niger Delta Avengers. These groups are quickly given media coverage, only to divert attention and make them relevant.
   
MEND is on the other hand, who would blame what they say or do? Didn’t Jonathan give Al-Mustapha state pardon instead of giving his own flesh Henry Okah? Jonathan is nothing but a weakly that relied on fate. He believed second tenure is his own, he used his first tenure to decorate the North and freed them while his brother is languishing in the prison. Why would I blame MEND when it is now clear that they were forced to defend Buhari to get favor hence Jonathan didn’t give such favor to Okah?
   
While all the militant groups are obviously fighting for Biafra, Buhari chose to pay a hoax militant group to demand otherwise. The bottom line is, while they are busy with hoax militant group, the boom! Occasioned by NDA is constant.  The insincerity of Buhari will only double the hostility in that part of Biafra. While the only option is to release Nnamdi Kanu and dialogue with Avengers, Buhari is busy wasting his precious time with men that can’t cause a thing.
   
Meanwhile, due to NDA’s sustained hostility, it was clear that militants have the power to make a difference and above all, they can broker a deal and get shares in whatever thing they choose. The situation made way for spoils and everybody is today identifying as militant group. While all of them that have identified as militants have not done anything to be militants, they are making demands and hovering like vultures, waiting for dialogue and what will come out of the dialogue. They are gluttons waiting for what next to eat, Avengers has killed an elephant and everybody is now washing their hands to join and feed.
   
These government sponsored militants and money-motivated militants have already welcomed dialogue even when Buhari has not said he would dialogue. They have already started sharing oil blocs even when there is no oil blocs yet relinquished. They are already struggling for what they would gain.
   
They have scrapped integrity and dignity, they have failed to understand that this is more than resource control and money making agitation. They have failed to understand that there is the need for Buhari to listen to us and meet our demand. There is a demand before Buhari and it would be shameful if even the most important demand is not met, what respect is therein to be defeated?
   
Who is hunting the spoils of Niger Delta Avengers? I can see them in a distance, they are those ones talking about dialogue and demanding oil blocs. They are those men talking about dialogue even when Buhari has not shown any sign of seriousness. If Buhari is serious for a dialogue, why has he not met any condition given to him? The condition which was later narrowed down to one-‘release Nnamdi Kanu’ was not considered by a man said to be embracing dialogue.
   
I have an appeal to make to Niger Delta Avengers- this agitation embarked on is not about resource control and dialogue that never solved a thing. Avengers took agitation beyond money and resource control. There is pride to possess, there is position to be and there is possession to possess. Dialogue must come with compromise, there is demand on Buhari’s table and meeting the fundamental demand is the first step to dialogue.

2 comments

  1. BIAFRANS SHOULD START WITH ALL THOSE SABOTOURS WHO ARE BETRAYING THE BIAFRANS I MEAM THE EASTERN GOVERNORS AND AND OTHERS WHO ARE KILLING THE INNOCENT BIAFRANS. IN MY PLACE, THERE IS A PROVERB THAT SAYS WHEN A PERSON WILL COOK FOR THE CROWD, THE CROWD WILL FINISH RHE FOOD BUT WHEN THE CROWD WILL COOK FOR ONE PERSON, HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FINISH IT.

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