By Olushola Akinyele
PANDEF is throwing more weight behind SDP Presidential Candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo. The Pan Delta Forum (PANDEF) has said there could be problems for Nigeria if power is sustained in the North.
The National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Hon Ken Robinson, said that among the presidential candidates of the various political parties, it would not want the emergence of only one candidate would as the president come 2023 general elections.
While speaking at the consultative meeting with the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo. Robinson said PANDEF would sensitize every well meaning Nigerian to voice their unjust treatment in the Nigerian state should presidency go north in 2023.
He says, PANDEF has some candidates; and any of them can become the president of the country. However one of our favorite candidate is the distinguished Prince Adewole Adebayo.” So after this meeting – we will rub minds with our people, and say this is the direction we should go. Meanwhile we have agreed that after due consultation with the presidential candidates, we will advise Nigerians on which presidential candidate to vote for.
“The statement is not a threat, we are serious and ready to mobilise our people in the creeks, in the farmlands, in the streets across Nigeria, and people who think that Nigerians should work together.”
“I had said on a programme on national TV that if the two major political parties produces northern candidates, it will be a declaration of war against southern Nigeria. We are in a situation where an administration has operated in a system as if others don’t exist. We are saying it’s unfair, not proper, and it’s on record.
“We are taking our campaigns to the South South, we have friends in the middle belt and in northern Nigeria, to Nigerians of goodwill and clear conscience in northern Nigeria, so that they will know that we need to work together for this country to exist, prosper, and become greater than what we are.
“We will talk to all Nigerians why the next president should come from southern Nigeria; anything otherwise, we are not saying this as a threat.”
PRESSTV gathered has he highlights some “injustices” said – There are 17 major paramilitary intelligence agencies in the country. At the last count 14 of them are headed by persons from certain part of the country, three from southern Nigeria.
“The NNPC limited as it is called has 11 key management and board members, the South south has no person, and eighty percent of our resources come from the region, the south east has two, the south west one. And in that kind of discriminating administration of eight years; then somebody in that kind of scenario wants to retain power again.”
Adebayo stated that he’s plan is to promote an indivisible Nigeria, a Nigeria that believed in power rotation, while promises to continue this conversation the south south and the middle belt. “My major aim is to promote an indivisible Nigeria, because the Niger Delta has been the source of stupendous wealth that has been used to sustain Nigeria.”
“I see the Niger Delta as a valuable component of Nigeria. I just don’t see it as an area that produces oil but as humans who happens to be on oil.
“If the injustice in Nigeria is addressed nobody will talk of your geographical location. I share their believe on power rotation but from a just man to a just man and not an unjust man from the north to an unjust man from the south.”