As the national conference continues, the debate over the sharing of the countries oil revenue and ownership of oil blocs reaches fever pitch level, several groups with divergent views as to the oil revenue allocations have started to make their voices heard.
In a recent attempt to tilt the balance of judgement, a Niger-Delta group, The Niger Delta People Solidarity Movement (NDPSM) has put forward a motion to the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to revoke oil blocs belonging to people from the Northern part of the country, claiming the Northerners are using money gained from the Niger-Delta to terrorize its citizens.
The Niger Delta People Solidarity Movement, NDPSM, has given President Goodluck Jonathan a 21-day ultimatum to revoke all oil bloc licences held by Northerners, suspected to be financially supporting Boko Haram insurgent in the country.
NDPSM said that 95 percent of the country’s wealth was generated from the Niger Delta region, adding that it was wrong for those making their wealth from the area to use the proceeds to fight people from the region.
The group in a statement, said: “This is the first time the region is producing a president. Enough is enough of this insurgency against the people of the Niger Delta. We have been studying the situation and we call on Mr. President to call a spade a spade or we will decide the next line of action.”