“No separatist group can annex us”
Regarding what is considered a veiled threat to the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB), the Niger Delta Congress (NDC) stated that “all actions by separatist groups to annex the region will and will be met with resistance.”
The IPOB map of the proposed Republic of Biafra includes the six states of the Niger Delta: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Edo, Delta and Rivers.
The Biafra Bend, hence the name, is located off the coast of the Niger Delta.
In a statement released Saturday following a stakeholder meeting in Port Harcourt, the NDC called on the governors of the Niger Delta to create a regional security and intelligence group “to protect the lives and property of the Jordanian Delta region’s residents.” Niger “.
The group, a socio-political organization of ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta, founded in 2019, also called for a complete revision of the 1999 constitution, taking into account the “aspirations of the people.”
The NDC said it will convene the Niger Delta Peoples’ Conference in October 2021 to address various issues that affect the population of the region and where “important decisions” will be made about the future of the region “within or outside the region. Nigerian Federation “.
There was a campaign of attacks on police stations and federal government buildings in the southeast and parts of the south and south.
They are affiliated with IPOB, but the organization denies any involvement.
PRESS RELEASE RELEASED AT THE CLOSE OF THE NIGER DELTA CONGRESS AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF STAKEHOLDERS OF ALL ETHNIC NATIONALITIES OF THE NIGER DELTA, IN PORT HARKURT, STATE OF RIVERS, SATURDAY 15, 2021
Representatives of the ethnic nationalities of the Niger Delta, at an extraordinary meeting held in Port Harcourt today, 15 May 2021, discussed existential issues affecting the peoples of the Niger Delta and the Nigerian Federation as a whole.
During the meeting, issues such as impending separatist attacks, terrorist attacks and heightened insecurity in the Niger Delta were discussed. They also discussed the long-term struggle of people for economic and political autonomy, the unity of the Niger Delta and other various issues.
Following the meeting, the following issues were resolved:
That the Niger Delta Congress (NDC) will be adopted as the instrument to lead the future unification of economic and political unrest among the peoples of the Niger Delta;
That the governors of the six states of the Niger Delta (Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River) must urgently establish a regional security and intelligence group to protect the lives and property of the people of the Niger Delta;
That the Niger Delta Congress will convene the Niger Delta Peoples’ Conference to be held in October 2021 to address several issues that affect the population of the region and which will make important decisions about the future of the region within or around outside the Nigerian Federation;
That the Niger Delta region is an autonomous region composed of indigenous nationalities, and therefore all actions of separatist groups to annex this region will be met with resistance;
All stakeholders should actively participate in the ongoing revision of the 1999 Nigerian constitution.
However, the Niger Delta Congress is proposing a comprehensive revision of the 1999 constitution, amended to reflect the wishes, desires and aspirations of the people.
Signed on behalf of all ethnic representatives:
Prof. Abigbury Joe Alagoa – Bayelsa
Prof. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu – Rivers
Engr. Ben Edensetting – Aqua Ibom
Comrade. Kingsley Ohens – Edo
Comrade. Enuzheke Ndidi Enuzheke – Delta
Comrade. Keme Opia – Bayelsa
Comrade. Weiinmi Agbateiinniro – Delta
Comrade. Elvis Enam – Cross River
Comrade. Anthony Idoko – Cross River
Nubari Saata – Niger Delta Congress (NDC)
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