Niger Delta leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping mute over some Fulani’s threat to attack Delta – Asaba and Agbor in particular should Governor Okowa of the state withdraw his support on ban on open grazing with 72 hours.
The foremost Ijaw leader also chided Buhari’s aides, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina for keeping silence over the threat, saying if it were to be other tribes that issued such threat, Mr President and his aides would have been throwing brimstones.
In an interview he granted to Channels Television which was monitored by Info Daily Monday evening, Chief Clark said President Buhari’s body language shows he is for the Filani and not for all Nigerians, reminding him that all Nigerians voted for him.
The former federal minister who said it’s wrong for any group of persons to see themselves as superior to others in the country, declared that any attempt to redicule the south particularly the Niger Delta will be resisted.
“Who are these Filani people if I may ask, who have impunity and say they will go to the Delta – Niger Delta by giving Delta Governor 72 hours ultimatum, and the president and his agents particularly Garbar Shehu and co kept quiet as if they don’t know what is going on.
“But when IPOB makes statement they will jump on it.
“Mr President should know that there is southern Nigeria particularly the South South or the Niger Delta provides the resources for the survival of this country. And any attempt by anybody to deride us will be resisted.
“We can no longer continue in a country where some persons see themselves as superior to others,” Clark said.
He continues, “For him to say there are grazing routes in Nigeria, and no one has right to stop those grazing, in what country? This country does not belong to Mr President or anyone else, it belongs to all of us with equal rights,” he added.
Recall that some Fulani Jihadists had on Sunday given Governor Ifeanyi Okowa 72 hours ultimatum to withdraw his support for the ban on open grazing in the Southern part of Nigeria, else they would attack the capital city of Asaba and Agbor.