Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
The Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders has issued a stern warning to the political leaders in the Northern part of Nigeria that no oil proceeds from the Niger Delta area will be used to finance any military junta if the Acting President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo is pushed out of office to pave way for a northern military leader.
The group through its spokesman Comrade Izon-Ebi issued the warning claiming that they have it on good authority that President Muhammadu Buhari is incapacitated and can no longer run the affairs of the country. Therefore in order to hold on to power, by all means, the northern political group is planning to take over government through a coup.
The Threat of Militants
The group call on all Ijaws and Niger Deltans all over Nigeria to return to their fatherland being the Niger Delta region to avoid being stranded because of the impending chaos and conflict that is likely to emerge. The spokesman also calls on all oil workers in the Niger Delta region to leave the region immediately to avoid becoming victims of the impending conflict.
The Group stated that one of the reasons for the North attempt to thwart the continued leadership of Osinbajo despite the ill health of the incumbent president is their fear of the inevitable restructuring of the country and fiscal federalism. The group warns that such attempt will fail as it will be resisted by all progressive groups and organisations in the country.
Buhari and Osinbajo
The terse statement read thus “For those with sinister motive because they feel President Muhammadu Buhari is debilitated, we advise them to keep the money to fund their junta government because NDRC will resist with their last blood the use of the oil from Niger Delta to fund their greed and perfidy”
Restating their commitment to frustrate any production of crude oil from the Niger Delta region the group said. “We call on all oil workers in the Niger Delta to vacate all oil facilities for their own safety. We also call on the operators of the Bonga Oil Field, LNG, NNPC, Port Harcourt Refinery and Warri refinery to stop all forms of operation because our strike and defense team will be coming to hoist our flag of freedom as a people in all our critical infrastructures and assets of the Niger Delta’s.