Lagos election violence: Niger Deltans condemn Yorubas for war against S/E, S/S people
Lagos election is declaration of war against our people - Indigenous People of Niger Delta (IPND)
We have watched with sadness the Governorship and House of Assembly Election in Lagos that follow same process with the Presidential and National Assembly Elections as they were used by some political elements from Yoruba tribe as declaration of war against our people and fellow citizens.
As we condemn this act of barbarism by some political elements from Yoruba tribe, we hereby call on the Government of Nigeria and the International Communities, most especially the EU, USA, Government of Canada, UK Government etc. to intervene before it is too late.
It is important to state here that Ibo in Yoruba does not just mean Igbo people from South East Nigeria. It means everyone from South South and South East Geological Zones. The attacks of people in the Lagos elections are not just against Igbo people but everyone from the South South and South East.
Most Yorubas, most especially the uneducated thugs that are used to execute the attacks do not know the difference between Igbo, Urhobo, Ijaw, Ibibio, Erik, Bini, Isan, Etc. As long as you are not Yoruba speaking and you are from Southern Nigeria, then you are considered to be an Ibo.
Also, important to add that apart from the international oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, those with the highest number of Oil blocks are Yorubas. Also, important to state that the work force in the oil and gas industry operating in the Niger Delta has Yorubas and the largest population.
Our people have not exhibited any form of crude ethnic hatred or xenophobic attacks against the Yorubas any day. There are Yoruba settlements within the South South and South East and there is no time, when they are attacked during elections and stopped from voting in elections day.
The Indigenous People of Niger Delta (IPND) hereby in strong terms state that what happened in Lagos State elections is not just a declaration of war against our people but evil against humanity.
All those behind the distasteful evil against human civilization must be brought to book for peace, security and justice to reign in Nigeria and in the world in general.
Elections are used to demonstrate free will of citizens and residence of a community or State for those they want to govern them in free, fair, credible and peaceful manner. Election is not war.
Eko was the war camp of the Bini tribe from the Niger Delta. It shall remain home of the Indigenous People of Niger Delta (IPND). Our peaceful nature and hospitality should not be taken for cowardice.
The peace-loving people of Yoruba, most especially their traditional leaders and Afenifere should call these perpetrating evils with the name of Yoruba to order before they cause ethnic war in Nigeria. Read more.
Indigenous People of Niger Delta (IPND)