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Niger Delta Crisis - UAD Groans Under British Involvement

Posted by Moses John on 2009/01/09 | Views: 478 |

Niger Delta Crisis - UAD Groans Under British Involvement


The United Action for Democracy {UAD}, has described the purported security deal reached between President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua with the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown in London recently for Britain to provide security training and experts' advice to combat what it termed "lawlessness" in the Niger Delta region as a suicide mission.

The United Action for Democracy {UAD}, has described the purported security deal reached between President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua with the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown in London recently for Britain to provide security training and experts' advice to combat what it termed "lawlessness" in the Niger Delta region as a suicide mission.

UAD, according to a statement signed by comradeAbiodun Aremu and made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, called on president Yar'Adua to denounce the action as was possible of succumbing to the blackmail of the international conspiracy to compromise Nigeria's sovereignty and internal security.

The statement further indicated that "UAD wishes to affirm that the Yar'Adua's failed State and its international collaborators of multinational oil companies who have consistently disregarded established global laws and conventions on the environment and climate change, are the least qualified to dub the militants and the people of the Niger Delta as lawless.

"The implication of Yar'Adua's latest deal with imperialist Britain is similar to the recent failed attempt by America to position its "African Command" in Nigeria. It is to further the mad obsession of the failing regime to commit untold violence against the people of the Niger Delta, plunder the natural endowments, expose the region to the risk of biological and chemical warfare and diseases, and subject the environment to greater destruction", the statement added.

The group however called on President Yar'Adua and his imperialist masters to denounce this unpopular and slavish deal, or risk" our resolve to organise and mobilise Nigerians to resist it. The struggle against this deal would be reminiscent of the struggle of the Nigerian students and the Action Group that stopped the Anglo-Defence Pact in 1961, which would have made Nigeria a military outpost of Britain" its warned

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