The Voice of the Southern People of Nigeria, VOTSPON, has expressed its displeasure towards the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike for hosting the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) in the state Government House.
The group referred Wike’s action as “callous and shameful,” stressing that (the) same group has been at the forefront of terrorizing Southern residents in the Northern region.
In a statement by the group’s Field Commander, Comrade. I. A. Kalzeeni on Saturday, the group wondered if Wike was not aware of the provocative, war mongering threats in which the CNG has been known for.
The group pointed how CNG issued threats to Igbos in 2017 and also tried to force state governments into the establishments of Ruga in 2019.
It reads partly, “We the noble and magnificent Voice of the Southern People of Nigeria, do hereby officially condemn the hosting of the leadership of the mischievous miscreants called CNG which is known for the insurance of threats against the Southern People of Nigeria to vacate the North.
“It is a shameful, senseless and insensitive move for Gov. Wike to openly and flamboyantly welcome the mischievous miscreant known as CNG into Rivers State Government House.
“The action of Governor Wike is a shameful show of shame and callous dirty politics taken too far.
“Governor Wike condems IPOB with his mouth wide open and uses the same mouth to chant ‘welcome’ to the mischievous miscreants called CNG that are known for Issuance of threats against the Southern People of Nigeria to vacate the North.
“We wish to remind the world and also inform Governor Wike that he who comes to equity must come with clean hands. How clean is the Coalition of Northern Groups? Let’s look at few of their activities.
“CNG KADUNA DECLARATION 6TH JUNE, 2017: CNG Kaduna declaration: From today, June 6, 2017, when this proclamation is signed, the North, a critical player in the Nigerian project, hereby declares that it will no longer be disposed to coexisting with the Igbo and shall take definite steps to end the partnership by pulling out of the current federal arrangement.
“CNG ON RUGA, THE 30 DAYS ULTIMATUM: RUGA: Arewa youths give Buhari, Southern leader’s 30-day ultimatum. Giving the 30-day ultimatum on implementation and acceptance of Ruga, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, said the conspiracy to weaken the North had been perpetrated with the active connivance of some leaders from the region, accommodated by the cowardice of those that present themselves as northern political leaders today and feed on the negligence and insincerity of the federal authorities.
“It’s clear here that coalition of Northern Groups are NOT agents of ‘One Nigeria’ and we the Voice of the Southern People of Nigeria, at this point, wish to officially and categorically condemn Governor Wike for his double standard and dirty politics of evil beyond evil”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News