LAGOS – The Coalition of Oodua Self determination groups (COSEG) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of massive bribing of the militant groups across the country to cause chaos, before, during and after the rescheduled election if he looses.
In a statement issued by COSEG and signed by it’s chairman, Ifedayo Ogunlana and secretary, Rasaq Olokoba described the president as a man who is hell bent on returning for a second term in office by any means necessary.
After an emergency meeting of the coalition in Lagos on Tuesday where issues bothering on the 2015 elections were discussed and the recent walk carried out by militia groups in Lagos on Monday, the group disclosed that from its intelligence gathering, so many groups are mobilised by the presidency through the office of the Special   Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, stressing that insisting on the removal of  the INEC boss few days to the rescheduled general elections is unnecessary, diversionary and invitation to chaos.
According to COSEG”the desperation of president Jonathan is taking a dangerous dimension with the massive mobilisation of militia groups across the country to forment trouble before, during and after the rescheduled general elections. Let it be known to Jonathan and his handlers that Nigeria is bigger than any individual, no matter how highly placed. The call for the sack of the INEC chairman some few days to the 2015 general elections is uncalled for, reckless and diversionary which may lead to anarchy”
Continuing, “though we  recognize their rights to freely assemble and protest, we however view the show of shame displayed by the OPC on Monday in Lagos as an insult on the people of Yoruba land and the security agencies as militia boys were seen brazenly shooting sporadically to scare those embarking on their journey to their offices. Many of them could hardly make it to their offices due to traffic snarl caused by the open display of guns, matches, charms and other dangerous ammunition. While we will not blame them for their partisanship, but the open brigandage is uncalled for, inciting and irresponsible, especially under the cover of the security agencies.”
The group however stated that the entire world should hold President Jonathan responsible for any break down of law and order before during and after the general elections as he is seeking a second term in office by all means necessary and that from the cover given the gun wielding militia on Monday in Lagos, it’s just a signal that our security agencies are compromised.
The group however posited that the people of Yorubaland will determine where to vote irrespective of the antics of these anti democracy elements masquerading as democrats, maintaining that a day of reckoning is around the corner.
Conclusively, “we want to make it clear to the dollar sharing and desperate presidency that responsible and peace loving as well progressive Yoruba people who are in the majority do not have guns to wield round, but have permanent voters card to wield so as to vote out this tyrannical government that is desperate to rule over us again even without our consent. The show of shame going in Nigerians clearly show  that President Jonathan lacks the requisite ability to lead a nat4ion like ours again, however, anyone who feels otherwise is either unpatriotice or corrupt who does not wish Nigeria well.”