Friday, June 20, 2008

The Niger Delta Palaver


The ruling People's Democratic Party(PDP)is wasting time setting up kangaroo Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission where the former governor Dr. Peter Odili has been telling lies in defence of the PDP, the most corrupt and notorious political party in Africa. It has been a comedy of errors so far.
The rogue gallery is a mockery of democracy and the rule of law.

The Niger Delta Summit is going to be another opportunity for the misappropriation of our revenue allocations by the political contractors in power and cannot bring the chief perpetrators of the Niger Delta crisis to book.

The Niger Delta crisis can be solved within one month if we have a fearless revolutionary leader like Jerry Rawlings of Ghana to sack the PDP and commence the arrest and trial of all the top dogs and pigs who have acquired illegal oil blocks they shared among themselves since 1979 to date.

The plutocratic oligarchy has been in power since 1979 when the retired General Olusegun Obasanjo handed over power to Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) controlled by the Northern Mafia and they engaged themselves in political power tussle with military coups until they murdered Chief M.K.O Abiola who had fallen out of favour with them and killed General Sani Abacha who was too mad for them to control. Then to compensate retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, they rigged the presidential election of 1999 to let him win and become the President on the agreement that he would hand over to them in 2007.

From 1979 to date, they have plundered the Niger Delta region and squandered our oil revenues on themselves, their families, cronies and shareholders. They used the ill-gotten wealth to open the new generation banks. Check the members of the board of directors of each of the new generation banks and probe their sources of wealth and they would be traced to illegal oil bunkering, illegal oil blocks, corruption in the allocations of tenders in public office and they invested the misappropriated public funds in the private sector.

The serving and retired Nigerian Army generals, Naval officers and political big wigs should all be arrested like Jerry Rawlings did in Ghana and then probe them on how civil servants on salary could become millionaires and billionaires in dollars and pounds while in office.

They are not more than 500 and we can identify them all.

Until they are arraigned to face the Law, there can never be peace and economic stability in the Niger Delta region and the rest of Nigeria.

No Justice, No Peace.

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