An ex-militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, who had once vowed that he and his colleagues would wreak havoc if Jonathan lost the election has said they may be forced to return to the creeks now that President Goodluck Jonathan has been defeated.
Asari-Dokubo pointed out that the voting pattern showed that the South-West and the North ganged up again the South-South and South-East geo-political zone.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Rex Anighoro, Asari-Dokubo said it was unfair that the minorities were being emasculated by the majority ethnic groups. He expressed fear that the government of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, would be vicious.
“The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly re-energised, it is clear that a vicious government who may maim and murder the voice of the so called minorities may have just been birthed.
“Indeed integration is nonexistent as regional gang ups and supremacy is symbolic with this victory.”
Although he praised President Goodluck Jonathan for being a true statesman in accepting defeat gracefully, he reminded Nigerians that it was the struggle of the militants that led to Jonathan’s presidency. But the struggle was never about him.
“While President Jonathan enjoys his moments and basks in the euphoria of a now world renowned statesman having congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, we must quickly be reminded that our struggle was never about Jonathan or about the presidency.
“President Jonathan was a beneficiary of our struggle, our sweat and blood that many bled and died for, he was never in the struggle and he can never wish away our collective march forward for statesmanship.
“Yes indeed to an extent he was a mitigating factor in self determination pursuit as we went on sabbatical, this mitigation he seem to have willingly repudiated. The days coming will be critical, we shall study all the conditions and consult widely before determining the way going forward for our collective existence and survival as a people. The days coming shall either drive the quest of integration or further separate us,” Asari-Dokubo said.
He said now that the South-South has lost the presidency, ex-militants would meet to decide the next line of action.