Their source, who was at the meeting, said that only Gov. Oshiomhole and the deputy Governor of Cross River opposed the others, who singled out the FG’s anti-corruption initiative as the reason why Niger Delta Avengers are blowing up pipelines.
The governors reportedly asked the FG to drop charges against former militants accused of corruption and the EFCC to stop investigating the campaign fund scam which has so far revealed how GEJ shared funds meant that were meant for combating Boko Haram among his PDP functionaries.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Kachikwu, was also curiously on the side of the governors who want corruption charges and all forms of corruption investigations against the Niger Delta politicians discontinued.
The Governor of Delta, Patrick Okota, reportedly obtained a two-week ceasefire from the Niger Delta Avengers before arriving at the meeting but did not disclose it because he was uncomfortable that the VP wasn’t disposed to the idea.
SR learnt that through his Deputy, Okowa had extensive meetings with the Niger Delta Avengers, pointing out that it was evident that he and other South South governors knew who the militants were as he spoke at the meeting.
SR’s source further stated that if the terms pushed by the governors are fully adopted by the Buhari regime, his anti-corruption fight will die prematurely in all of the South South states.
He said that from the tone of the meeting, it was clear that the Niger Delta Avengers and their activities are being funded by politicians in the region with the objective of halting Buhari’s anti-corruption war…. cuz, sincerely, stealing isn’t corruption….